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Bringing innovation to private sector business partnerships

Bringing innovation to private sector business partnerships

When a lot of people think construction unions, they think of relics of the past. Certainly not workers or organizations on the forefront of energy efficiencies and green technologies. But that’s just what the mechanical insulators at Local 34 have been doing, particularly during slower economic times – training their apprentices on the innovative solutions…
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Adriane Epps – Local 34, mechanical insulator

Adriane Epps – Local 34, mechanical insulator

Growing up, Adriane Epps could have been described as something of a deconstruction master with a thirst for understanding how things work. He was fascinated by the world of science and math around him and was constantly looking to learn more. The only way to understand his surroundings? To tear things apart and figure them…
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Tanya Erickson – Teamsters Local 120, Ready-Mix Truck Driver

Tanya Erickson – Teamsters Local 120, Ready-Mix Truck Driver

I’m one of nearly 12,000 members of the Teamsters Local 120, which is a union organization that serves public and private sector workers in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. What’s great about being in a union is knowing that I have a whole team of people working to help protect my rights and…
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Megan Dant – Local union carpenter volunteers her time and skills in Haiti

Megan Dant – Local union carpenter volunteers her time and skills in Haiti

Megan Dant, an INSTALL-certified Floor Coverer and Local 68 union member from the Twin Cities, travelled to Haiti twice in 2016 to assist in building desperately needed medical facilities in the towns of Mirebalais and Fond des Blanc. She found out about the opportunity to travel with Build Health International through her local labor union’s…
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