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 ... 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 ... View Article
All Tradeswomen and Women in the Construction Industry are welcome to join the Sisters in the Building Trades as they continue to reach around the globe connecting tradeswomen to learn, teach, share, help and find solutions to change the culture of our industry. It could be something as simple as donating the price of morning coffee, Tools (old and new), Safety Gear and First Aid ... View Article
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, Afghanistan rebuilding entry control points and clearing bridges. When he returned from his deployment, ... View Article
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 trades began with Kim’s brother who worked as a ... View Article
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 ... View Article
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 work-related injuries or illnesses over the past year.
“The deaths that occurred this past year ... View Article
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
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
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