Out-of-state contractors are using unsafe lumber at four large, multi-family residential developments under construction in Minneapolis, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park and Minnetonka, Building Trades and Firefighters say. Read more »
(By Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review editor) Heat and Frost Insulators Local 34, supported by other Building Trades unions, began an informational picket at Bayview and Southview elementary schools in Waconia Thursday to let the public know that contractor Peterson Sheet Metal was not paying the area standard wage to insulators working on HVAC updates at the two schools.
The picketing prompted several union workers at Southview to decide on their own to leave the job site, Local 34 members reported. Read more »
(By Lynette Kalsness, AFSCME Council 5) Workers from across Minnesota and across the generations gathered near our state Capitol on Memorial Day to dedicate the new Workers Memorial Mural. They came early and stayed late to stand next to the mosaic mural by artist Craig David. They took pictures and touched the figures that resembled them, a parent or a grandparent. Over and over again, people pointed to colorful figures depicted in stone, tile and glass and said, "There I am." Read more »
On a hot, sunny Memorial Day, May 30, 2016, a crowd of over 400 people gathered at the Workers Memorial Garden on the lawn at the State Capitol to dedicate a Workers Memorial Mural. The installation, a hand-cut stone mosaic created by Twin Cities artist Craig David, can be seen on the south-facing wall of the Workers Memorial Garden. It is a wild mix of colors and shapes that suggest images of workers and working life throughout the history of Minnesota. Read more »
DFL-endorsed candidate for Congress in the 2nd Congressional District Angie Craig announced today that the Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council has endorsed her candidacy for Congress. Read more »