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
On their day off Saturday, March 30 union plumbers fanned out across the state to provide free plumbing repairs and inspections to senior, low-income and disabled homeowners as part of Water’s Off. This community service program helps homeowners in need while raising awareness of the importance of water conservation attained through proper plumbing maintenance and repair. Water’s Off is supported by three local unions (Minneapolis ... View Article
President Dan Gustafson
UPDATED- Sunday, March 31, 2019- Dan's obituary has been published at the Minneapolis StarTribune. Remembrances can be shared there as well. Funeral Service is at 1PM Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at Washburn-McReavy Glen Haven Memorial Gardens with visitation 2 hours before the service from 11AM-1PM. Private interment will be at Fort Snelling.
Left to right:“Apprentice of the Year,” Laura Tracy, IBEW Local 110; “Journey Worker of the Year,” Katie LaPlant, Carpenters Local 322; “Advocate of the Year,” Tasha Lawrence, Plumbers Local 34. As part of national “Women in Construction Week,” women and men from local building trades unions gathered March 6 at Surly Brewing for the region’s second annual “Women Building Success” awards ceremony. More than 40 nominations came in for “Apprentice ... View Article
Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council Released this Statement after the Lawsuit is Announced by Associated Builders and Contractors “PLAs have been used successfully on many important high-profile projects in Minnesota: U.S. Bank Stadium and the 35 W Bridge just to name a few. We have a track record of building large economic impact projects on time and on budget and with a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state”, said Dan McConnell, the Trades Council’s ... View Article