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Elevate Minnesota represents your union friends and neighbors raising the bar for all of us. We’re 80,000 private sector, blue collar workers from 16 local labor unions. And we’re here to tell you our whole quality of life story. Whether standing for the highest standards, cementing the Minnesota economy, giving back to the community or creating gold standard careers, we're out there every day. Find us and join us.

Habitat for Humanity Gets Help from the Pros

Habitat for Humanity Gets Help from the Pros

Local Minneapolis organization Sisters of Solidarity jumped on the chance to help construct their soon-to-be new neighbor’s new house on October 22. Sisters of Solidarity is an all women group of licensed electrical workers from IBEW Local Union 292. They began work on this Habitat for Humanity house in north Minneapolis earlier in 2016, but…
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Filling the Skills Gap with Help from Minnesota Apprenticeship Expansion Initiative

Filling the Skills Gap with Help from Minnesota Apprenticeship Expansion Initiative

The unions that make up Elevate MN offer multi-year apprenticeships programs that prepare tomorrow’s workforce to better our communities. We’re excited to see how the Department of Labor and its Minnesota Apprenticeship Expansion Initiative (MAEI) helps contribute to the training that supports union work. One thing we can expect is an increase in skilled workers…
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Women Get Technical

Women Get Technical

At 19, Tovah Penning was working crazy shifts at McDonald’s, making $9.50 an hour and depending on her mom as a full-time babysitter to her new born baby. In an attempt to turn things around for the better, Penning applied to Dunwoody College of Technology’s radiography program four years ago. She did not get in…
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Minnesota Vikings Scored Big with the Construction of their New Stadium

Minnesota Vikings Scored Big with the Construction of their New Stadium

It’s very rare for a professional football stadium tour to be staffed by those who built it – it’s even less common to find government legislators tossing around the old pig skin, an activity typically reserved for the professional athletes. But that’s exactly the type of star treatment U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez…
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