Laborers District Council President Jim Brady Retires After 41 Years of Service

After 41 years of distinguished union service, Jim Brady is retiring as president of the Laborers District Council at the end of this month. Todd Pufahl, the LDC's current Legislative Director, will step into the job, leading the District's 12,000 members.

The LDC will hold an event commemorating Brady's work and his legacy on Jan. 23. (See below) Read more »

Steel mill’s expansion leaves St. Paul Pipefitters out in the cold

by Union Advocate - Members of Pipefitters Local 455 call out Gerdau for contracting with a Georgia firm to provide mechanical workers for an expansion project at its mill in St. Paul.

State and local taxpayers are backing a $50 million expansion project underway at Gerdau’s St. Paul steel mill with a package of incentives, grants and forgivable loans. But members of St. Paul Pipefitters Local 455 say the project has left local workers out in the cold. Read more »

"Who Built Our Capitol?" screening this Wednesday at CSPS Hall in St. Paul

This Wednesday there will be two screenings of a documentary about the workers and contractors who constructed the Minnesota statehouse. "Who Built Our Capitol?"  will be shown at 7 pm, Wednesday, January 15th at the CSPS (Czech-Slovak) Hall, 383 Michigan Street, St. Paul, MN 55102, near St. Clair Ave. on West 7th Street. Read more »

"Everyone Deserves A Seat" forum at Carpenters Hall on January 14th, 5:30-8:00PM

A Transportation, Jobs, and Equity forum featuring national speakers and local panelists. Join us for a night of inspirational, informational leaders in the field of transit and share our vision, feel our passion, wear our armor for the coming fight for transit dollars. Here is the flyer about the event: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_z-xdIsVGxARU92ODRvMmx6UHc/edit?usp=sharing

Tips To Protect Workers In Cold Environments

OSHA's Cold Stress Card provides a reference guide and recommendations to combat and prevent many illnesses and injuries. Available in English and Spanish, this laminated fold-up card is free to employers, workers and the public.  Read more »

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