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
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 bagpiper Ralph Magnusson. 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 workers about fall hazards, protective methods, and ... 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