70th Annual Convention of the MN State Building & Construction Trades


TO: ALL BUILDING TRADES COUNCILS, LOCAL UNIONS, STATE OR DISTRICT CRAFT COUNCILS OR CONFERENCES:  Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 27th, 28th & 29th, 2016 |  Fortune Bay Resort Casino 1430 Bois Forte Road Tower, MN 5579 | Telephone: 800.555.1714

When making room reservations, please mention that you are with the Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council.  Deadline for reservations is June 13, 2016.

Overflow hotel:  Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 8570 Rick Ridge Drive, Mountain Iron, MN 55768, (218) 741.7411.  Deadline for reservations is July 13, 2016.

REGISTRATION begins at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, July 27th, and the Convention will be called to order at 12:00 pm.  

Each affiliate in good standing will be entitled to the following number of delegates:



     $25.00     See note on affiliation fee.* 

LOCAL UNIONS           4 delegates

LOCAL UNION UNITS  2 delegates

      $15.00   See note on affiliation fee.*

(A Local Union Unit is one which holds regular meetings in their respective Building Trades Council’s jurisdictional area, and which has officers to conduct such meetings).

Each Local Union may send ONE (1) APPRENTICE to the convention as a GUEST, without a vote.  Although apprentices are not delegates, they must be credentialed, without cost, and register for the convention.

Credentials need to be received at least 15 days prior to the convention, along with a registration fee of $70.00 per delegate.  (The registration fee includes 1 ticket for the Cope Reception Thursday evening. Each additional ticket will be $30.00).

Please return all credentials to the MN Building Trades office, 353 W. 7th Street, Room 105, St. Paul MN 55102, as soon as possible, but no later than July 13th.   If you need additional credentials, please make copies or contact this office.

*There shall be a $25.00 affiliation fee for each DISTRICT CRAFT COUNCIL OR CONFERENCE, and a $15.00 affiliation fee for each UNIT of a LOCAL UNION.  Fees are to be paid annually, at least thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Convention.  Should you have any questions about the payment of affiliation fees, please contact this office at 651-287-9999, before paying the fee.

 Resolutions must be typed and sent to this office no later than June 27, 2016, (30 days previous to the date of the convention).  Resolutions not in the hands of this office thirty (30) days prior to the convention, by June 27, 2016, must receive the consent of a majority of the delegates present for introduction on the first day of the convention.  After the close of the first day of the convention, it shall require the consent of two-thirds of the delegates to introduce any resolution.

Donations to offset the cost of the convention would be very much appreciated!  

We look forward to seeing you at the convention this year, and hope your organization will send a full delegation.


Picture of Melander signature

Harry Melander                                                                     Craig Olson

President                                                                               Secretary Treasurer

Send names and contact information for each delegate and apprentice, including mailing address, telephone, and email address to Heidi at hwalsh(at)mnbctd.org.  Thank you.

Delegates:                                                          ____ @ $70 each =  $_________

Apprentices:                                                       ____ @ $0 each =    $_________

Affiliation Fee for District Craft Council or Conference ____ @ $25 = $_________

Affiliation Fee for each Unit of a Local Union                ____ @ $15 = $_________


                                                                                 TOTAL              $_________