IBEW holiday lights glow through New Year’s Day in Phalen Park

IBEW Holiday Lights in the Park, the larger-than-life display of holiday-themed light sculptures, will open its gates Nov. 26 and light up St. Paul’s Phalen Park nightly through New Year’s Day. Developed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and King of Kings Lutheran Church of Woodbury, Holiday Lights in the Park is a volunteer-run, […]

Union volunteers gave labor-endorsed candidates a boost in Nov. 5 elections

Union volunteers gave labor-endorsed candidates and school levy campaigns a boost during the 2013 election cycle, aiding victories in the City of St. Paul and several East Metro suburbs. The St. Paul Regional Labor Federation, the AFL-CIO’s central labor council in Ramsey, Washington, Dakota and Chisago counties, recruited 125 volunteers for phone banks, door knocks […]

Laborers’ charity motorcycle ride lauded by Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House of the Twin Cities honored the Minnesota Laborers Ride for Charity with its prestigious 2013 Don Shelby Service Award at a banquet Oct. 5 in Minneapolis. In 2013 the Laborers Ride raised $12,000 for Ronald McDonald House charities. The ride has delivered over $75,000 to the charity over its 10-year run since […]

Volunteer pipefitters service furnaces across state

Volunteer members of St. Paul Pipefitters Local 455 and Minneapolis Pipefitters Local 539 serviced furnaces for the needy Sept. 28 during the 28th Annual HEAT’S ON Program. The day of service safeguards low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners – and reduces their fuel costs. Area union contractors supplied parts and vehicles to the effort, which drew […]

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, […]

St. Paul Regional Labor Federation: Election results are cause for celebration

[Bobby Kasper, president of the 50,000-member St. Paul Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, wrote this Labor Voices column with Kera Peterson and Peter Polga-Hecimovich, political organizers for the Federation.] The St. Paul Regional Labor Federation has a lot to be proud of from the November elections. With our union brothers and sisters from across the state […]

Unions urge members to volunteer on United Way Action Day

Whether you have 15 minutes or four hours to spare, you can make a big difference in your community on United Way Action Day, a volunteer event Aug. 22 sponsored by Greater Twin Cities United Way. The St. Paul Regional Labor Federation’s Labor Studies and Resource Center is seeking volunteers from the union community for […]

Labor Bowl fundraiser nets $14,000 for AFL-CIO Community Services program

The St. Paul Regional Labor Federation’s annual Labor Bowl event May 3 raised more than $14,000 raised for the St. Paul Labor Studies and Resource Center, making it the most successful Labor Bowl the Regional Labor Federation has ever hosted. The bowling fundraiser at Midway Pro Bowl in St. Paul drew 16 teams. Sponsors included […]