Unions at the 73rd Annual State Building Trades Convention in Brainerd, MN promise to stand with immigrant workers, declare “Not On My Watch” Unions at the 73rd Annual State Building Trades Convention in Brainerd, MN promise to stand with immigrant workers, declare “Not On My Watch” #nomw Leaders of 14 unions that represent Minnesota’s unionized construction workforce announced today the launch of a new initiative to combat wage theft, exploitation, and labor trafficking, ... View Article
Construction Career Readiness Training Funding applications are accepted on a continuous basis and are reviewed bimonthly. Apprenticeship Minnesota at the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) announces the availability of $300,000 in additional funding to support construction career readiness/pre-apprenticeship programming to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in a registered apprenticeship program in the construction trades. DLI seeks program proposals that target minority and/or ... View Article
The Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council seeks to hire a communications professional to lead its emerging communications program.
This role will be responsible for the development and implementation of internal and external communications strategies for a statewide union construction industry labor organization including:
Outreach and engagement strategies,Media relations, Social media and website management, Research and analysis of ... View Article
Tyler Pynnonen; Nitro Circus; Next Level Tour 2018; St. George, Utah; Trailblazer Stadium; May 12, 2018;
Photo: Tyler Tate/T Squared Action Sports From the outside, Tyler Pynnonen looks like your everyday Local 49 member – except being a professional action sports athlete and the first person in the world to front flip a snowmobile. Pynnonen grew up in Grand Rapids, MN, and first got experience in the construction industry during his time in the Army. He was deployed Kandahar, ... View Article
The mother/daughter duo Kim and Brittney Bray are operating engineers and members of IUOE Local 49. When work on the I-35W Downtown to Crosstown project resumes in earnest this spring, Kim and Brittney Bray will be hard at work once again. Amidst the mountains of concrete piled high in the southbound lanes and the heavy equipment, the mother/daughter duo will be working as operating engineers and members of IUOE Local 49. Their family legacy in the ... View Article