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Cassie Rooney: Union Painter and Extreme Athlete

Cassie Rooney: Union Painter and Extreme Athlete

It’s no secret that Minnesotans embrace the cold. From ice fishing to hunting, you can find them outdoors no matter the time of year. But for some Minnesotans, their outdoor activities are a bit more extreme. For Cassie Rooney, that means hitting the ice cross downhill track for Red Bull’s Crashed Ice World Championship. The…
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Schools and Unions: Together Building a Stronger Minnesota

Schools and Unions: Together Building a Stronger Minnesota

By now you probably know that trade unions build a stronger Minnesota, but maybe you didn’t know it’s not just through construction. Take Minnesota’s school districts. Whether it’s volunteering in schools, turning out to support funding referenda or putting the finishing touches on a new elementary school, Minnesota’s schools and unions go hand-in-glove. It all…
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Gerald Erickson’s 70 Years of Building a Stronger Minnesota

Gerald Erickson’s 70 Years of Building a Stronger Minnesota

The members of Minnesota’s trade unions are a diverse group, but one cornerstone that unites them is commitment – to their craft, quality, families and community. Even so, some members take commitment to a whole new level, and that’s certainly the case for Gerald Erickson, who’s celebrating 70 years in the International Union of Operating…
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Alexa Goodsky: Taking Minnesota to New Heights

Alexa Goodsky: Taking Minnesota to New Heights

Virginia, Minnesota is taking things to the next level. Thanks to a construction project that just wrapped up, the state’s tallest bridge is now just outside city limits on Highway 53’s route to Eveleth. That’s something to be proud of, and it was certainly no small feat. It took hundreds of union construction workers to…
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