Building Trades Legislative Priorities
- October 16, 2020 Minnesota Senate approves $1.9B infrastructure package, Minneapolis Star Tribune.
- October 15, 2020 Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council Celebrates Historic Bonding Bill Passage, press release.
- October 14, 2020 Building Trades celebrate the passage of the bonding bill in the Minnesota House, press release.
- August 26, 2020 Building Trades join more than 60 organizations to urge Governor and Legislative leaders to pass the Bonding Bill.
- July 21, 2020 Building Trades holds news conference at the State Capitol addressing the Legislature’s failure to pass a bonding bill in the second special session.
- June 1, 2020 Crookston Times. Legislature has an opportunity to pass bonding bill that builds infrastructure, keeps Minnesotans working and recover from COVID-19, Derrell Lende, Northwest Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council
- May 27, 2020 Albert Lea Tribune. Bonding bill would serve as economic boost, Sheldon Steele, LIUNA Local 405
- May 18, 2020 Duluth News Tribune. Pass bonding bill to boost Minnesota, Stan Paczynski, Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local Union I
- May 16, 2020 Rochester Post Bulletin. Bonding bill keeps Minnesota Working, Nate O’Reilly, Southeast Building and Construction Trades Council
- May 14, 2020 Construction Industry Community Investment Statement urges Minnesota to invest in communities
- May 14, 2020 Building Trades Letter to Legislative Bonding Chairs on bonding bill as stimulus for economic recovery from COVID-19.
- May 10, 2020 Duluth News Tribune. Robust bonding bill can help Minnesota recover, Craig Olson, Minnesota State Building Trades
- May 9, 2020 Grand Rapids Herald Tribune. Our legislators can support our communities with a good bonding plan, Mike Syversrud, Iron Range Building & Construction Trades Council
- May 8, 2020 Alexandria Echo Press. Bonding bill can get us through COVID-19, Mike Ganz, Central Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council
- May 7, 2020 Fargo Moorhead The Forum, Healthy bonding bill will aid economic recovery, Darrell Lende, Northwest Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council
2020 Building Trades Legislative Priorities
- BONDING. Advancing a large Bonding Bill that invests in efficient buildings, clean water and safe roads. Learn More
- PREVAILING WAGES. Ensuring all workers on publicly funded projects are paid Prevailing Wages. Learn More
- REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP. Supporting Construction Workforce Training through Registered Apprenticeship programs by expanding union apprenticeship readiness programs and supporting age-appropriate and safe career exposure and exploration programs for youth. Learn More
- PRO-WORKER ENERGY POLICY. Supporting Pro-Worker Energy Policy that includes investments in current and future energy infrastructure and building efficiency and include prevailing wage, labor standards, local hire and licensing requirements. Learn More
- PRO-WORKER HOUSING POLICY. Supporting Pro-Worker Housing Policy that ensures that all investments in housing include prevailing wage, labor standards and licensing requirements.
Building Trades Policy Priorities
- Growing Minnesota jobs that support Minnesota communities
- Investment in building, transportation, energy, and water infrastructure
- Ensuring prevailing wage and workplace safety on all Minnesota construction projects
- Developing Minnesota’s current and future workforce
- Supporting diversity and inclusion in the construction industry