(Reprinted from the Union Advocate) A $140 million bonding initiative approved by voters in ISD 831 last fall will improve the security and structural integrity of buildings throughout the Forest Lake Area Schools. And thanks to a project labor agreement (PLA), the district’s investment will uphold area wage, benefit and safety standards as well. Read more »
Working people won big in 2015. Whether it was coming together and voting “union yes,” or winning legislation for paid sick and family leave, we can say it was a very good year. AFL-CIO NOW covered many of these “worker wins” stories over the last year on the AFL-CIO Now Blog. Here are some highlights you don’t want to miss.
Holiday Lights in the Park is a joint venture of the St. Paul chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the St. Paul Police Foundation with the sole purpose of creating a fun and affordable holiday event that is fun for the entire family. All of the net proceeds from this event will be distributed to a community non-profit partner, the Saint Paul Police Foundation, and the Saint Paul Parks Conservancy. Read more »
Article by by Adam Belz at the StarTribune. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has picked a union leader to join its board of directors. Harry Melander, president of the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council, was appointed as a new Class C member and will serve a three-year term. He will replace Pentair CEO Randy Hogan, who is retiring from the board. On Jan. 1, Melander will join MayKao Y. Read more »