All Minnesota Tradespeople, Friends, Families and Supporters are encouraged to submit comments to the US Department of Labor to protect Registered Apprenticeship Programs. The U.S. Department of Labor is taking comments until August 26 on a new form of Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs). The North America Building Trades Unions and Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council do not support IRAPs in the construction industry. There are ... View Article
U.S. District Court Judge Tosses Suit after Plaintiffs Voluntarily Withdraw the Complaint A leading voice on behalf of construction workers released a statement today after a lawsuit filed in March, 2019 by the Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors challenging Project Labor Agreements or PLAs was voluntarily dismissed, according to court documents. “While the plaintiffs are not commenting about their reasons for withdrawing this lawsuit, ... View Article
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