When Americans think of apprenticeship, their thoughts more often turn to reality television than worker training. It’s no wonder: Despite a centuries-long history and federal support dating back to the 1930s, apprenticeship is vastly underutilized in the United States. As a result, many Americans are unfamiliar with apprenticeships and how they operate. Read more »
Office Project is Second Development for BIT in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. Last week more than 100 union leaders and workers, elected officials, and local community advocates joined the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust (BIT) and Hines to celebrate the groundbreaking of T3, in Minneapolis, MN. Read more »
Labor, business and government representatives broke ground Monday for a multi-tenant office building constructed with union labor and offering “an eco-friendly, welcoming environment.”
The T3 Office at 333 Washington Ave. N., will continue the revitalization of the Minneapolis North Loop that has been partially financed by union pension funds. Located north of Target Field, the building will be adjacent to the Dock Street Flats, union-built apartments. Read more »
(Michael Moore, Union Advocate) Harry Melander has stepped down after 10 years as the executive secretary of the St. Paul Building and Construction Trades Council, which swore Don Mullin into office as Melander’s successor in the full-time position at a delegate meeting tonight. Delegates voted unanimously to elect Mullin at a meeting last month. Read more »
Minnesota’s construction unions, gathered for the annual convention of the State Building & Construction Trades Council celebrated a busy construction season while also looking to the future.
The group’s two-day convention Thursday and Friday included numerous speeches by public officials and discussion of current and future construction. At the moment, the unions are experiencing near full employment on projects across the state. Read more »
(Equal Nation) A hundred and fifty workers die each day in the United States as a result of injuries at work or occupational diseases.
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the largest trade union federation in the US, makes this observation in the latest edition of Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, based on the statistics of the US Secretary of Labor. Read more »
Pipeline Construction, Safety Events Coming to Cloquet, Bemidji, and Park Rapids. A coalition of trade organizations representing the workers who build Minnesota's pipelines announced today that they will hold a series of public events in northern Minnesota featuring hands-on demonstrations and displays of pipeline technology and construction techniques. Read more »
(Union Advocate) Join the Saint Paul Regional Labor Federation and the Saint Paul Building & Construction Trades Council as they break ground on a new home!
A house is more than its walls and windows, more than the foundation and support beams that hold it together. Memories make a house a home. The friends and family members who gathered there – and the accomplishments that took place under its roof – are as much a part of any house as its square footage or architecture. Read more »