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The Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Minnesota Department of Health, is asking that offers for help be funneled to these two places during the COVID-19 pandemic:
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The Minnesota construction industry is committed to the health, safety and welfare of our workforce and the public. Our respective organizations represent labor and management in the Minnesota construction industry. The purpose of this communication is to describe the specific mitigation strategies that our members – the Minnesota construction industry employers and their skilled workforce – are taking to combat the COVID‐19 outbreak. The following strategies, which are derived from CDC and ... View Article
The Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council’s top priority is the health and safety of the 70,000 union construction professionals it represents. Our industry and country are facing an unprecedented point in time dealing with the coronavirus. We anticipate that the coronavirus may disrupt Minnesota’s construction industry and our goal is to ensure that Minnesota Building and Construction Trades members and their families are treated with dignity and respect. Because of the ... View Article
Today, the U.S. Department of Labor released its rule on Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs which exempts and preserves the construction industry’s Registered Apprenticeship programs. In its rule, the Department of Labor effectively acknowledges the value of the privately funded and run apprenticeship programs. The Department’s rule allows the construction industry to continue to train the future construction workforce to grow our State’s economy and ensure our safety. In ... View Article