On Tuesday, March 4th, the Construct Tomorrow program provided hands-on trades experiences for over 200 students at the Fairview Area Learning Center in Roseville. Students had an opportunity to wire circuits, trowel cement, cut and patch carpet. The iron workers taught students how to walk an I-beam and practice tying re-bar. Other stations included caulking demonstrations and learning how to build a stone archway. At the end of the event, those students that express an interest in the trades are encouraged to fill out a survey to learn more information about constr Read more »
Opponents often say a higher minimum wage is only important to the small segment of the workforce that earns the lowest wages. In reality, the minimum wage is fundamental to maintaining our quality of life, much like overtime, safety, prevailing wage and other workplace standards.
When the minimum wage is too low, all wages are at risk. Read more »
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and King of Kings Lutheran Church of Woodbury on February 19 announced record fundraising totals from the organizations' Holiday Lights in the Park display in 2013.
Proceeds from the nightly holiday-light display in St. Paul's Phalen Park, as well as a related holiday concert and CD sales, totaled $86,000 last year, the highest amount in the event's six-year run. Read more »