Union members say ‘thanks for the work’ on Hastings Bridge

When the new Hastings Bridge, which carries U.S. Highway 61 across the Mississippi River, opens all four lanes to vehicles tomorrow after two years of construction, traffic-weary residents won’t be the only ones celebrating. Union members who built the $130 million bridge are joining in ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremonies, and one union joined their contractors […]

Union volunteers make improvements to Central Lutheran School in St. Paul

Central Lutheran School in St. Paul is now handicapped accessible, thanks to the goodwill donations of three union trades. Volunteers from Laborers Local 132, Plasterers Local 265 and Cement Masons Local 633 helped build a concrete walkway to the school, located in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood, from Lexington Parkway. Local 132 paid for the materials, […]

Laborers’ motorcycle ride delivers $12,000 for charity

The ninth year of the Minnesota Laborers Ride for Charity proved another good one for the event’s beneficiary, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Twin Cities. The Aug. 18 benefit ride generated $12,000, the highest yearly amount raised, and brought the total contribution since the event began to over $64,000. The annual motorcycle ride is […]