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Don’t judge a worker’s professionalism by the color of his collar

Don’t judge a worker’s professionalism by the color of his collar

“Just because we’re gritty, blue collar construction workers doesn’t mean we aren’t professional.” That’s how carpenter and marine veteran Ross Edelman sees it. And he’s right – they might not work in a traditional office environment, but your union friends and neighbors take their craft seriously. And PRO-10 is helping them. This ten-hour training course…
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Ben Long’s Labor of Love – Construction and General Laborers Local 563

Ben Long’s Labor of Love – Construction and General Laborers Local 563

Love comes in all forms – people, places and things. Construction and General Laborers Local 563 member Ben Long is lucky enough to have experienced each type of love over the last two years. His story starts around the same time as construction on US Bank Stadium, where he spent countless hours building scaffolding, enabling…
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All in the fam: The Thompsons make wine and memories in Crosby

All in the fam: The Thompsons make wine and memories in Crosby

It’s like the old saying goes: A family that grows, harvests and ferments grapes together, stays together. That’s of course not the saying, but there is certainly something about the bond the Thompson family from Crosby, Minnesota, have that’s worth making an expression out of. Four generations of them – Mike, daughter Carrie, granddaughter Kahlin,…
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Mark Doble – Local 49 Union Operator

Mark Doble – Local 49 Union Operator

Mark Doble is a two-year member of Local 49 who has made a difference in his local community and nationwide. As a volunteer for the Red Cross for the past 11 years Doble has been deployed to 22 different disasters. Doble has worked for the Metropolitan Council (MET Council) as a wastewater treatment operator at…
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