Walz joins Building Trades unions in remembering fallen workers

In a ceremony today on the State Capitol grounds, Gov. Tim Walz and Labor Commissioner Roslyn Robertson joined members of Twin Cities Building Trades unions in paying tribute to workers who died in the past two years due to work-related injuries or illnesses.  Observed each year on April 28, Workers Memorial Day honors those who lost their lives on the job. In ceremonies across North America, union members pause […]

St. Paul Park refinery picks fight with Building Trades unions, too

Teamsters aren’t the only union members Marathon is looking to replace with nonunion, out-of-state workers at the St. Paul Park refinery. They aren’t the only ones fighting back, either. Earlier this month, several Building and Construction Trades unions began setting up banners around the refinery, publicly shaming Marathon for turning its back on Minnesota contractors […]

St. Paul unions take on new role getting fresh food to families

Local unions are stepping up this winter to connect thousands of Minnesotans with free, fresh food available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box program. The St. Paul Regional Labor Federation, which brings together over 100 local unions in Chisago, Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties, is spearheading the effort, working in […]

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.

Women in Construction plan two events this month

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Senator’s new State Fair booth – like most buildings on the fairgrounds – is union built

Putting up Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s fair booth is an annual tradition for the St. Paul Building Trades.

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.

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.”

Union volunteers building Super-sized ice palace in St. Paul (photos)

Building Trades volunteers are building the city’s most ambitious ice palace in over a decade. Construction of the 4,000-block, 70-foot tall structure began last week, and it’s on track to wrap up before the St. Paul Winter Carnival begins its 17-day run Jan. 25. Festival organizers anticipate Super Bowl visitors will flock to Rice Park […]

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.