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 16 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.

Minnesota’s construction unions go prime time

Minnesota’s construction unions go prime time

The hard-working men and women of labor, who build the roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, and office buildings that Minnesotans rely on every day, might be the last to brag about their good work. Not to mention the broader impact their middle class union salaries do for our economy, or the benefits that come from the…
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We Want to Take You to the Big Game

We Want to Take You to the Big Game

Is This Real? Yep. We’ve got two tickets to the Big Game on February 4th, and we want two lucky Minnesotans to experience the stadium we built for you. Who Can Enter? Nearly anyone 18 or older who lives in Minnesota. (Not a Minnesotan but a member of our Elevate Minnesota unions? Yea, you can…
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Work begins on St. Paul Winter Carnival Ice Palace

Work begins on St. Paul Winter Carnival Ice Palace

As work begins on St. Paul’s Winter Carnival Ice Palace, you can thank your union neighbors for bringing the structure to life. After organizers originally cancelled plans for a palace due to the steep price point, donations from fellow Minnesotans and donated labor from the St. Paul Building Trades made the palace possible again. By…
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St. Paul building trades team with the Learning Jet to transform aircraft hangar into a classroom

St. Paul building trades team with the Learning Jet to transform aircraft hangar into a classroom

On the grounds of the St. Paul Downtown Airport, contractors and volunteer building trades workers are transforming an aircraft hangar into a year-round classroom for thousands of students interested in aviation. It is an extraordinary effort, meant not only to whet the appetites of future pilots and aircraft mechanics, but also to give hands-on experience…
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