May 22, 2019, by Frank Manzo IV, Policy Director of the Midwest Economic Policy Institute (MEPI). The West Virginia State Building Trades Council and Affiliated Construction Trades (ACT) released a national report today showing the disastrous effects of repealing West ... View Article
The Building Trades honored seven members who died in the past year at a Workers Memorial Day ceremony at the Minnesota State Capitol.
April 30, 2019
By Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review editor
Local Building Trades unions gathered April 29 for a solemn ceremony marking Workers Memorial Day, a national event to highlight the need for greater workplace safety and to remember workers who were killed on the job or who have died from ... View Article
By Michael Moore, St. Paul Union Advocate editor Project Labor Agreements Work! 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 Minneapolis, charging thatView Article
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. Water’s Off is supported by three local unions (Minneapolis ... View Article
Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council Released this Statement after the Lawsuit is Announced by Associated Builders and Contractors “PLAs have been used successfully on many important high-profile projects in Minnesota: U.S. Bank Stadium and the 35 W Bridge just to name a few. We have a track record of building large economic impact projects on time and on budget and with a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state”, said Dan McConnell, the Trades Council’s ... View Article