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Minnesota labor unions coming together to ‘Elevate Minnesota’

Minnesota labor unions coming together to ‘Elevate Minnesota’

A camera crew from ABC 6 (KAAL-TV) visited the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) training center in Rochester last week, talking with instructors and apprentices about the skills they’re developing during their five year program. On this day, apprentices were wiring emergency alert systems, among other projects. The visit coincided with the launch of…
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Team of Elevators donate time to construct Ice Palace for Winter Carnival

Team of Elevators donate time to construct Ice Palace for Winter Carnival

Construction and building tradesmen are experts. But do those technical skills translate when the medium is 400-pound blocks of ice? Fortunately, for the 250,000 people that will visit downtown Saint Paul for this year’s Winter Carnival, the answer is “Absolutely!”. Since 1886, Saint Paul has celebrated the season with an annual Winter Carnival, and 36 of…
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Release: Minnesota’s Private Sector Labor Unions Unite for Nation’s First Awareness Campaign

Release: Minnesota’s Private Sector Labor Unions Unite for Nation’s First Awareness Campaign

For Immediate Release Contact: Alison Griffin, 612.215.9739 “Elevate Minnesota” campaign to highlight career development, professional standards, charitable acts, and legacy   MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota’s private sector labor unions today announced the creation of “Elevate Minnesota,” a campaign aimed at highlighting the important contributions Minnesota’s private sector unions provide to the state. This first-of-its-kind campaign, launching today on radio, Facebook…
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More than just a job

More than just a job

Rachel B. spent  more than a decade as a hairdresser and stylist. But after her divorce, she needed a better and more reliable income in order to provide for her two kids as a single mom. Though she loved her clients and using her creative talents every day, her small employer didn’t provide health insurance or paid…
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