Pipeline Construction, Safety Events Coming to Cloquet, Bemidji, and Park Rapids. A coalition of trade organizations representing the workers who build Minnesota's pipelines announced today that they will hold a series of public events in northern Minnesota featuring hands-on demonstrations and displays of pipeline technology and construction techniques. Read more »
(Union Advocate) Join the Saint Paul Regional Labor Federation and the Saint Paul Building & Construction Trades Council as they break ground on a new home!
A house is more than its walls and windows, more than the foundation and support beams that hold it together. Memories make a house a home. The friends and family members who gathered there – and the accomplishments that took place under its roof – are as much a part of any house as its square footage or architecture. Read more »
(Union Advocate) On June 30, Laborers Local 563 won its federal court case to enforce an arbitration award that stopped an employer from using a physical machine test to screen members. The union believes that this type of test has nothing to do with the ability to do the work and may unfairly exclude people who have disabilities or past work injuries, women and older employees. Read more »
(Michael Moore, Union Advocate) Apprenticeship has long been the backbone of the Building Trades unions. Their on-the-job training programs put workers on a path to family-sustaining careers while ensuring union contractors have access to the highly skilled labor pool they need to remain competitive.
It’s a win-win model. Read more »