Our union members, their communities and the issues that matter to them.

Elevate Minnesota represents your union friends and neighbors raising the bar for all of us. We’re 80,000 private sector, blue collar workers from 14 local labor unions. And we’re here to tell you our whole quality of life story. Whether standing for the highest standards, cementing the Minnesota economy, giving back to the community or creating gold standard careers, we're out there every day. Find us and join us.

Southern Minnesota Thrives With Local Wind Projects

Southern Minnesota Thrives With Local Wind Projects

When people think of Minnesota, images of lakes, hockey, the state fair and hot dish immediately come to mind. What people may not think of is wind power, but Minnesota is the eighth in the nation in net generation from wind energy, largely from wind farms in the southern regions.  In fact, wind energy conversion…
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A Union Career Pays Off

A Union Career Pays Off

Student debt in the U.S. is a $1.5 trillion problem, and there are no signs of it slowing down any time soon. And for some borrowers, they end up owing many times what they originally borrowed. While student loan debt can cripple some who seek advanced education, there are training opportunities for a rewarding career…
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With Right to Work law, Wisconsin’s economy lags behind Minnesota

With Right to Work law, Wisconsin’s economy lags behind Minnesota

The rivalry between the Gopher state and Badger state has run deep for years. As northern Midwestern neighbors, Minnesota and Wisconsin share a lot in common. But as Governors Mark Dayton and Scott Walker took office seven years ago, they had different agendas for their states, and, as a recent study from the Economic Policy…
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Supreme Court Decision Delivers Blow To Workers’ Rights

Supreme Court Decision Delivers Blow To Workers’ Rights

While much of organized labor’s focus this Supreme Court session has been on the Janus v. AFSCME decision, another labor decision has also been in handed down in Epic Systems v. Lewis. While it doesn’t directly affect unions, it shows the danger workers may face when not organized in a union. What happened? Workers brought…
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