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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.

Skilled union labor brings engineering masterpiece St. Croix Crossing Bridge to life

Skilled union labor brings engineering masterpiece St. Croix Crossing Bridge to life

More than 600 union trades men and women put their skills and experience on the line during the three-and-a-half year St. Croix Crossing Bridge project, which will officially be opened on Wednesday, August 2 connecting Oak Park Heights, Minnesota, and St. Joseph, Wisconsin. The project alleviates congestion in the St. Croix Valley for thousands of…
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These grads sport hard hats instead of caps and gowns

These grads sport hard hats instead of caps and gowns

It’s that time of year, when college and university students pack commencement ceremonies to accept their diplomas. Away from this pomp and circumstance, there is a less-visible world of graduates in our midst – a group filling well-paying, in-demand jobs, without the student loan debt and with the on-the-job-training that reinforces their chosen career path….
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Top Five Ways Unions Help Keep The Earth Green

Top Five Ways Unions Help Keep The Earth Green

When you see skyscrapers, highways, stadiums, schools, bridges or apartment buildings, you probably don’t think “reduce, reuse, recycle.” Despite their job to build new things, the construction industry takes their responsibility to the planet – conservation and sustainability – seriously. And Minnesota’s private-sector building and construction trades unions, along with their contractor, manufacturing and energy company…
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‘Water’s Off’ provides free plumbing services for seniors, low-income families

‘Water’s Off’ provides free plumbing services for seniors, low-income families

For someone who’s been a handyman since he could remember, it was tough for John Ravenhorst when medical issues forced him to give up his self-sufficiency. After four months in the hospital with medical issues, John Ravenhorst came away with doctors ‘ orders to never lift more than 20 pounds again. So when help is…
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