Bring the family on April 8, 8 am - 2 pm. This free event helps attendees learn about and embrace lifestyle choices that will help them live healthier and more satisfying lives. Most Labor Health & Welfare funds have a special area set aside, where you can meet friends and representatives from your local union.
The Health & Benefit Fair is a collaborative effort of the Labor/Management Health Care Coalition of the Upper Midwest and its member funds. Read more »
(Article reprinted from the Union Advocate) Union members are becoming increasingly scarce in the U.S. labor force. It’s a trend that continued in 2016, when union density fell from 11.1 to 10.7 percent of the total workforce, according to federal report issued in January. Unions’ demise has assumed an aura of inevitability. So when the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual report on unions, media outlets mostly yawned. Read more »
Save the Date: The 2nd Annual Union Job and Resource Fair will be held at the East Side Freedom Library on April 4, 2017, 3-6PM. It's a way to discover your path to a union career. Learn how to earn while you learn and rise above the minimum wage. There will be information about the advantages of a union job, record expungement, and community resources. Read more »
Services have been set for longtime labor leader David K. Roe, who died Monday at age 92.
Visitation is Sunday, Feb. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, 5000 W. 50th St., Edina. A funeral will be held Monday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 5645 Chicago Av., with visitation at 10 a.m. Read more »
Edwina Patterson, a member of Laborers Local 653 in Minneapolis, is in Washington, D.C., this week to be honored for her work advocating for more people of color in the Building Trades. She is one of 10 finalists for the Edna Social Justice Award given by the Berger-Marks Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to supporting the leadership of young women in the labor movement. 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 »
(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 »