Building Trades Union Members and Leaders Meet with President Trump

The following statement was released today by North America’s Building Trades Unions at the conclusion of a “listening session” meeting held with President Donald J. Read more »

Building Trades Unions Celebrate Presidential Action to Jumpstart Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline Construction

The following statement was released today in response to the issuance of an Executive Order by President Donald J. Trump that clears the way for the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines:

 "On January 24, President Donald J. Trump gave continued hope to thousands of skilled craft construction professionals in America's heartland for whom the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects have been an economic lifeline.  Read more »

Exhibit showcases workers who renovated Capitol

(by Randy Croce; Photo courtesy and © Tom Olmscheid) An exhibit at the newly renovated state Capitol showcases the workers who restored the building over the past few years. The photographs by Tom Olmsheid are on display in the newly opened building's basement. The black-and-white images of trades men and women give a sense of the diversity of jobs and workers on the project.  These skilled workers brought the statehouse back to the beauty of its 1905 appearance, while modernizing it for use in the 21st century.  Read more »

Minnesota labor media win 13 awards; includes a 2nd place for “Construct Tomorrow”

(by Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review) The International Labor Communications Association has presented 13 awards to Minnesota’s labor media. The awards honor work produced in 2015. The ILCA labor media contest attracts submissions from across the U.S. and Canada from local, state, regional and national labor organizations, who compete with like-sized organizations. Read more »

Jury selects designs for Capitol plaque to honor workers

(by Randy Croce, Labor Education Service, U of MN)  After more than 100 years, the workers who built the Minnesota State Capitol, including six who were killed in the construction, will be honored in the statehouse. Read more »

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