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Heat’s On – Thanks to Minnesota Pipe Trades

Heat’s On – Thanks to Minnesota Pipe Trades

While the weather outside is frightful, the Minnesota Pipe Trades Association works to heat homes so winter can be delightful! For the last 29 years, Pipefitters Local 455, Pipefitters Local 539 and Rochester Local 6 work with the Minnesota Mechanical Contractors Association to spend the months leading up to winter cleaning, inspecting and servicing hundreds…
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Unions Tackle Water Clean Up for St. Paul Students

Unions Tackle Water Clean Up for St. Paul Students

The students at St. Paul Public Schools are now able to quench their thirst with newly tested and approved water fixtures throughout the buildings. St. Paul Plumbers Local 34 recently voted to donate $25,000 to fix and replace 233 fixtures that didn’t pass the district’s recent lead testing. Philanthropy and volunteer efforts are two fundamental…
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Building Appreciation for our Veterans

Building Appreciation for our Veterans

This Veteran’s Day, the members of Ironworkers Local 512, serving Minnesota, North Dakota, and northwest Wisconsin, worked particularly hard to honor the men and women who have fought for our country. Veterans gave so much of their time serving, it only felt right for the union members to donate some of theirs. Thanks to funding…
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Building Blocks at Local Elementary Schools Take on New Meaning

Building Blocks at Local Elementary Schools Take on New Meaning

While some elementary students may be spending their time constructing a magical kingdom or an entire cityscape out of building blocks, the kids at Folwell elementary school in Rochester took their work to the next level with some help from the pros. On November 15, members of the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters…
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