The Ceremony was held on Monday, April 29th at 10:30 at the Workers Memorial Garden. Speakers included Jessica Looman, Executive Director of the MN Building Trades; Tom McCarthy, Plumbers Local 34; MN Commissioner of Labor Nancy Leppink; Ray Waldron, President Emeritus MN Building Trades; and Dan McConnell, President, Minneapolis Building Trades. Special thanks to ... View Article
Archives for April 2019
Are You Ready for the 2019 Stand-Down to Prevent Falls: May 6th-10th?
The 6th annual National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls will take place the week of May 6-10, 2019. The Stand-Down was conceived by OSHA in 2014 as part of the National Falls Campaign to raise awareness surrounding the severity of fall hazards in construction and the importance of preventing them. It’s an opportunity for employers to pause work and have a conversation with ... View Article
Right Wing Attacks Project Labor Agreements- in Court
By Michael Moore, St. Paul Union Advocate editor In a case whose outcome could set a precedent elsewhere, the radical right is trying to destroy construction workers’ labor protections, in federal court. Their vehicle: A lawsuit, filed last month by a non-union contractors’ association and a right-wing legal foundation in U.S. District Court in ... View Article
Volunteer union plumbers help homeowners across the State
On their day off Saturday, March 30 union plumbers fanned out across the state to provide free plumbing repairs and inspections to senior, low-income and disabled homeowners as part of Water’s Off. This community service program helps homeowners in need while raising awareness of the importance of water conservation attained through proper plumbing maintenance and repair. “Giving back ... View Article