Bonfe’s Plumbing, Heating and Air Service held an open house for prospective employees last night in St. Paul, but not everyone on the guest list appreciated the invite.
About two dozen members of St. Paul-based Local 110 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers surrounded Bonfe’s property during the open house. They carried signs and banners, distributed leaflets and warned the public – and potential employees – that Bonfe’s does not pay its electricians wages and benefits that meet area standards. Read more »
Dan Gustafson, Jr., who began his career as a plasterer and ended as leader of Minnesota’s labor movement, has been honored with a plaque at the Minneapolis Labor Center.
Union officers and members mingled with Gustafson and his family at a reception Aug. 21 at the Union Bank & Trust, located in the labor center, 312 Central Ave. SE, Minneapolis. They admired a large plaque with an image of Gustafson that is displayed in the lobby of the labor center. Read more »
The Minnesota Laborers union inaugural Family FUNraiser & Picnic netted more than $23,000 for local charities, the union announced.
The event was held Aug. 16 at Minnehaha Falls Park in Minneapolis. Proceeds benefitted the Ronald McDonald House and the Laborers Charitable Foundation charities. Read more »
The United Association, a union of more than 370,000 plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters and service technicians worldwide, teamed up with the Mayo Clinic yesterday to raise an estimated $1 million for cancer research. The total marks continued growth for the Pipe Trades’ golf tournament, held for the third consecutive year at Hillcrest Country Club, which is owned by St. Paul Pipefitters Local 455. Last year the event raised $800,000. Read more »
Laborers Family Picnic FUNraiser features live music, kids activities, a car and motorcycle show and the philanthropy that has become the organization’s legacy. The Laborers District Council of Minnesota and North Dakota, along with The Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) announced today plans for the first-ever Laborers Family Summer Picnic FUNraiser from 10 a.m. Read more »