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The Big Game’s MVPs

Meet the game’s real MVPs. They might not be on the field on Sunday, but this game wouldn’t have been possible without them. They’re your union friends and neighbors, whose quality work at U.S. Bank Stadium created a stage worthy of national attention. With nearly 3.5 million hours of hard work between them just on…
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Cassie Rooney: Union Painter and Extreme Athlete

Cassie Rooney: Union Painter and Extreme Athlete

It’s no secret that Minnesotans embrace the cold. From ice fishing to hunting, you can find them outdoors no matter the time of year. But for some Minnesotans, their outdoor activities are a bit more extreme. For Cassie Rooney, that means hitting the ice cross downhill track for Red Bull’s Crashed Ice World Championship. The…
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Schools and Unions: Together Building a Stronger Minnesota

Schools and Unions: Together Building a Stronger Minnesota

By now you probably know that trade unions build a stronger Minnesota, but maybe you didn’t know it’s not just through construction. Take Minnesota’s school districts. Whether it’s volunteering in schools, turning out to support funding referenda or putting the finishing touches on a new elementary school, Minnesota’s schools and unions go hand-in-glove. It all…
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Gerald Erickson’s 70 Years of Building a Stronger Minnesota

Gerald Erickson’s 70 Years of Building a Stronger Minnesota

The members of Minnesota’s trade unions are a diverse group, but one cornerstone that unites them is commitment – to their craft, quality, families and community. Even so, some members take commitment to a whole new level, and that’s certainly the case for Gerald Erickson, who’s celebrating 70 years in the International Union of Operating…
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