International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers
The Boilermakers are a diverse union of workers in construction, maintenance, manufacturing, and repair and related industries. Boilermakers build and repair refinery’s, small heating boilers, large power generating boilers (coal, nuclear, gas), tanks, pressure vessels, ships, barges, plate and structural fabrications. These skilled workers often use acetylene torch’s, power grinders, and other equipment for welding, burning, cutting, rigging, layout and bolting. It’s hard work, and heavy lifting and dedication to the craft is required.
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
BAC represents all skilled trowel trades workers, including bricklayers, tile setters, plasterers, cement masons, marble masons, restoration workers, and terrazzo and mosaic workers. Their work can be seen on many buildings, homes, stadiums, monuments and landmarks throughout the United States and Canada.
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
The modern carpenter is many things, from the builder of small residential homes, to the fabricator of the most complex industrial setting. The conditions they work in are as varied as the skill levels they possess. They weld metals, mold plastics, saw wood, form concrete, build scaffolds, layout the tallest buildings and put the final key in the door. Their tools are hammers, saws, lasers, digital and electric devices.
Millwrights are skilled construction mechanics who study and interpret blueprints and then put their knowledge and expertise to work drilling and welding.
Pile Drivers build the foundations of our community. They drive, install, repair and remove the deep piles, foundations, steel sheeting and shoring upon which buildings, bridges, docks and more depend. They create retaining walls that hold back dirt and water for bridge construction, tunnels and bulkheads. Pile Drivers run large crane-like machines that drive or drill metal, concrete or wood piling into the ground. They frequently weld and cut large metal beams and sheeting.
Jeremy Browen, Business Representative
5238 Miller Trunk Hwy.
Hermantown, MN 55811
Jon Nowak, Business Representative
310 McKenzie St.
Mankato, MN 56001
Aaron Wright, Business Representative
726 – 4th Street North
Virginia, MN 55792
MN Interior Systems #68
Pile Drivers #1847
Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association
OPCMIA members represent skilled plasterers, cement masons, shop hands and associated members. Plasterers finish interior walls and ceilings of buildings, apply plaster on masonry, metal, wirelath or gypsum. Bridges, canals, dams, reservoirs, roads and many other engineering feats would be impossible without the skills of OPCMIA cement masons. Cement masons are responsible for all concrete construction, including finishing of all slabs, steps, wall tops, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, paving, concrete polishing and the application of numerous concrete coatings and other concrete construction.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
The IBEW represents workers in the electrical industry including construction, gas and electric utilities, telecommunications, railroads and government agencies. Construction and residential electricians work in all phases of the electrical construction and service industry. Their worksites ranges from single-family residences to state-of- the-art industrial plants. Inside wire workers may install and maintain conduits, switches and converters, as well as wire lighting, to complex systems incorporating computerization and high technology. Electricians work in the electric sign industry and increasingly perform more work in the installation of fiber optics and voice/data/video equipment.
International Union of Elevator Constructors
The IUEC represent the most qualified and trained elevator constructors in the world. Members assemble, install and replace elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walkways and similar equipment in new and old buildings. Elevator constructors also maintain and repair this equipment once it is in service, as well as modernize older equipment.
International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers
Members of this union apply insulation to pipes, tanks, boilers, ducts, refrigeration equipment and other surfaces requiring thermal control of temperatures. The responsibilities of these mechanics, improvers and apprentices also include the manufacture, fabrication, assembling, molding, erection, spraying, pouring, mixing, hanging, preparation, application, adjusting, alteration, repairing, dismantling, reconditioning, corrosive control, testing and maintenance of heat or frost insulation. Workers also handle insulation materials made of fiberglass, rubber, calcium silicate and urethane.
Members of the Iron Workers assemble and erect steel framework and other metal parts in buildings and on bridges, dams, skyscrapers, factories and other steel structures. They raise, place and join steel girders and columns to form structural frameworks, including the welding for metal decking. In addition, Iron Workers are responsible for the steel reinforcing of concrete construction. Iron Workers fabricate and install ornamental, architectural and miscellaneous metal building components. They install as well curtain wall under the umbrella of the Ornamental and Architectural Department.
Laborers International Union of North America
The Laborer must have a common knowledge of all work performed by building trades people for he or she is the tender or helper in the Industry. The Laborer is called upon to operate and maintain power tools such as the power grinder, chipper, tamping machine, concrete vibrator, chipping hammer, pavement breaker, jackhammer, crawler drills, welding, cutting and burning, burning bar, laser beam, laser tracking level, laser beacon, hydraulic shoring, sod cutter, power buggy, sky genie, trenching machine, asphalt screed, demolition and the use of explosives, cribbing and sheeting, traffic control, surveying and measuring equipment, all aspects of concrete and asphalt construction.
Construction craft laborers provide much of the routine physical labor at building, highway, and heavy construction projects, tunnel and shaft excavations, and demolition sites. They clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, and clean up rubble and debris.
In addition to performing a variety of excavation, tunneling, and pipe work, construction craft laborers work as individuals on highly specialized tasks. The installation of utility pipe, for example, requires the set up and operation of lasers guidance equipment for precise pipe elevation and placement. Tunnel and shaft projects may require workers to be trained and experienced in the use of drilling equipment and explosives. In hazardous waste removal, they may operate, maintain, and read monitoring devices; perform material and atmospheric sampling; build, clean or maintain facilities for hazardous material removal and decontamination; and package and transport hazardous or radioactive materials.
City Employees #363
Kevin Moody, Business Representative
312 Central Ave, Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Shawn Braford, Business Representative
712 4th St. N.
Virginia, MN 55792
International Union of Operating Engineers
An operating engineer operates construction equipment that assists other trades in the construction of roads, bridges, dams, buildings both large and small and many other structures.
The work of an operating engineer is divided into three general classifications. Operating equipment – used in construction such as bulldozers, graders, backhoes and cranes. Other equipment includes the repairing and earth moving equipment – used in the building of roads, bridges, dams, and large buildings. Stationary engineer – duties include operating and maintaining building and mechanical systems.
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
IUPAT members work in one or more of several crafts: painting, wallpaper hanging, glazing (glass work), drywall and taping, floor covering, and sign and display work.
Painters and paperhangers work in industrial, commercial and residential settings, from bridges and ships to interior walls of office buildings and homes. Drywall finishers tape fill in and smooth seams in sheets of drywall. Glaziers prepare and install various kinds of glass, mirrors, metal framing and doors/entrances to buildings. Floor coverers work with resilient floors, as well as carpet and decorative coverings. Exterior sign and display work, like billboards, is another choice. Other types of work are convention display and show decorators.
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United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada
UA is a multi-craft union that represents plumbers and pipe, sprinkler, and refrigerator fitters, as well as service technicians. All these jobs require the installation, remodeling or maintenance of systems that carry water, steam, air and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, heating and air conditioning, and many other uses. Workers measure, cut, and bend pipe, as well as weld, braze, caulk, solder, glue or thread joints at residential and commercial job sites.
Jason Quiggin, Business Manager
107 S. 15th Ave W.
Virginia, MN 55792-3496
Plumbers & Pipefitters #6
Plumbers & Pipefitters #11
Shawn Broadrick, Business Manager
7050 Oakland Mills Rd. #200
Columbia, MY 21046
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers
Members of the Roofers union install new roofs and remove old roofs using a variety of materials. Roofers install hot built-up and single-ply roofing systems on mostly commercial/industrial structures. Waterproofers install moisture-resistant products on below-grade structures and other surfaces to prevent water intrusion into buildings. The work is performed during all seasons. Members also operate a variety of mechanical and electrical equipment associated with the installation of roofing and waterproofing products.
Sheet Metal Workers International Association
Sheet Metal Workers work in several industries. Sheet metal workers fabricate, install and service heating, venting, and air conditioning systems; blowpipe and industrial systems; metal roofing; architectural sheet metal for building envelope enclosure; coping and flashing; and stainless-steel work for restaurants, kitchens and hospitals. They prepare shop and field drawings manually and with computer programs. Members also provide HVAC/R service.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
The Teamsters represent 1.4 million working men and women in virtually every occupation throughout the United States and Canada – including many in the construction industry. Two-thirds of Teamsters members work in one of five divisions: Warehouse, Parcel, Freight, Public Employees and Industrial Trades.
Roderick Alstead, Business Representative
PO Box 16208
Duluth, MN 55816-0208