June 21, 2023
St. Paul, Minnesota – Dan McConnell, President of the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council released the following statement regarding Talon Metals' announcement that they would formally begin the process to permit their new nickel mine.
"We are thrilled by today's filing by Talon Metals of their environmental assessment worksheet that starts their process of building a state-of-the-art nickel mine that will ... View Article
June 21, 2023
May 8, 2023 We appreciate the leadership of the House and Senate DFL in pushing forward on cash and general obligation bonding proposals. With just a few weeks remaining in the 2023 legislative session, now is the time for Republican leaders to show the same initiative to make wise cash and bonding investments that support the vitality of our communities. On behalf of over 70,000 working women and men that we represent, we urge legislative ... View Article
Olivia likes to watch things being built from the ground up that people use every day like buildings and bridges. Her position as a second-year apprentice as a welder with Piledrivers 1847 lets her do just that. “I get a lot of bigger opportunities working in a union.” She credits the welding certificates she has been able to complete as part of her apprenticeship for her steady work. She loves to travel and has been able to travel for work ... View Article
Meet Brandy - A Laborer's apprentice. In her previous job as a certified nursing assistant, Brandy met lots of union workers on the Line 3 project who spoke highly about the building and construction trades. She decided to research working in the trades and is now a Laborer’s apprentice. “I have jackhammered on the Blatnik bridge in Duluth and worked on bridges by Two Harbors.” She has also learned enough about carpentry to build her ... View Article
Chevy Gonzales is a 5th year sheet metal apprentice who loves to work on architectural composite panels. Working high up and being able to see the skyline of Minneapolis is a pretty big thrill. Chevy says a great part of being an apprentice is being able to learn the tricks of the trade from Journeymen and women. “I want to be able to pass along what I’ve learned to other apprentices. It's great to attain this knowledge and know that, yes, I ... View Article