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.

The Minnesota State Capitol – A feat of union quality, expertise and pride

The Minnesota State Capitol – A feat of union quality, expertise and pride

When you think ‘blue-collar construction worker,’ do you also think ‘finely chiseled marble work’ or ‘meticulously restored century-old murals.’ Neither did we. Until we saw the majesty that is the recently renovated Minnesota State Capitol. You see, 1,800 union construction workers spent the better part of three years transforming a 111-year-old outdated, crumbling, inaccessible building…
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Laborers Union gears up to raise funds at their annual ‘Fun-Raiser’ picnic

Laborers Union gears up to raise funds at their annual ‘Fun-Raiser’ picnic

While many don’t know it, skilled trade union members donate their time and talents through philanthropic efforts across the state, helping Minnesotans in need year-round. On Saturday, August 19, the Laborers District Council of Minnesota & North Dakota will continue their fundraising tradition with their Annual Minnesota Laborers Union Family Fun-Raiser.  The picnic style event…
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Skilled union labor brings engineering masterpiece St. Croix Crossing Bridge to life

Skilled union labor brings engineering masterpiece St. Croix Crossing Bridge to life

More than 600 union trades men and women put their skills and experience on the line during the three-and-a-half year St. Croix Crossing Bridge project, which will officially be opened on Wednesday, August 2 connecting Oak Park Heights, Minnesota, and St. Joseph, Wisconsin. The project alleviates congestion in the St. Croix Valley for thousands of…
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These grads sport hard hats instead of caps and gowns

These grads sport hard hats instead of caps and gowns

It’s that time of year, when college and university students pack commencement ceremonies to accept their diplomas. Away from this pomp and circumstance, there is a less-visible world of graduates in our midst – a group filling well-paying, in-demand jobs, without the student loan debt and with the on-the-job-training that reinforces their chosen career path….
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