To assess care crisis, Walz ‘walks a day’ in PCA’s shoes

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz walked in a home health care worker’s shoes today in St. Paul. The governor helped 41-year-old Jay Spika, who has primary progressive multiple sclerosis, bathe, dress and depart his St. Paul home. Walz worked alongside one of Spika’s home health aide, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota member Deb Howze. The “walk-a-day” event offered […]

IBEW 110’s growing minority caucus hooks up Habitat house in Faribault

Saturday was a national day of service for the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus, and 25 volunteers from St. Paul-based Local 110 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers spent the morning roughing in a Habitat for Humanity home in Faribault. The service project brought together journey-level workers, apprentices and their family members. Volunteer turnout was […]

St. Paul boxers with a union in common enter Hall of Fame together

Two St. Paul natives who traded in their boxing gloves for work gloves were inducted into the Minnesota Boxing Hall of Fame this month. Brian Brunette and Matt Vanda, both members of Local 563 of the Laborers International Union (LIUNA), received the honor during a banquet Oct. 11 at Mystic Lake Casino. After working in […]

Fresh air, free clinics, lots of smiles at union-sponsored outdoors clinic

More than 40 boys and girls sampled shooting sports, fishing and archery under the guidance of local union volunteers Sunday, Sept. 15, at Get Youth Outdoors Day in Clear Lake Township. Among the attendees were four siblings from Princeton: 9-year-old Jack Kohl, 12-year-old Laura, 13-year-old Timothy and 15-year-old James. It wasn’t long after they arrived […]

Elevator Constructors, Sportsmen’s Alliance team up to get kids hooked on ice fishing

At the first ever “Take Kids Ice Fishing Day” in Columbus, 100 youth anglers received instruction from dozens of Building Trades volunteers.

Workers steal the show in TPT’s new Ford plant film

“Made in St. Paul: Stories from the Ford plant” covers more than 86 years of Ford’s history in Minnesota.

Magler retires from St. Paul Pipefitters’ top office

Magler gained initiation into Local 455 in February 1981. Before going to work as a business agent nine years ago, he worked as a welder, mostly in power plants.

Wage hike shows what’s possible when workers join together, think big

Six years ago, it was dismissed as too radical. Today, $15 for all workers is written into St. Paul’s legislative code.

Concrete Christmas display brightens Cement Masons’ holiday party

It’s a seasonal tradition Local 633 apprentices carried on this year with help from Twin Cities Plasters Local 265.

Two years after Thanksgiving shock, Teamsters aren’t letting FLE off the hook

Members of Local 120 are still fighting for the wages they’re owed.