In some local unions, #MeToo has galvanized members

Workplace cultures don’t change on their own.

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.

On right to work and prevailing wage, it’s Walz … or Wisconsin

“People will tell you, ‘I’m not into politics,’” Walz told tradespeople. “You tell them too damn bad because politics is into you.”

Area Building Trades councils honored for community outreach

The national award recognizes Minnesota unions’ efforts to recruit and prepare women, people of color and veterans for construction apprenticeships.

Why aren’t more women entering the construction trades?

On International Women’s Day, it’s worth noting one area of the U.S. economy where the wage gap is uniquely narrow: construction.

‘Women in Construction Week’ begins Monday

Events are open to tradeswomen, students and anyone interested in learning more about a career in the construction industry.

Union volunteers step ‘outside their element’ on ice palace job site

“It’s out of the ordinary for anyone in the trades to be using a chainsaw.”

Community Ed offers courses in labor history, construction careers

Want to learn more about local labor history? Looking to explore career opportunities in the construction trades? Community Ed has you covered.

Learning Jet classroom gets lift from Trades apprentices, volunteers

The Learning Jet has been wowing kids since the cargo plane-turned-classroom opened at St. Paul’s Downtown Airport two years ago. The facility’s portable restrooms, on the other hand, have drawn a much different reaction. That will change when the Learning Jet’s expanded space opens next spring, thanks in part to volunteers and apprentices from area […]

Volunteer Pipefitters keep heat on for homeowners in need

Over 100 low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners in Minnesota received free furnace repairs and inspections Saturday, thanks to union pipefitters and their contractors. Project Heat’s On, in it’s 31st year, drew volunteers from local unions in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Rochester and St. Cloud. In the Twin Cities, 90 members of St. Paul Pipefitters Local 455 […]