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Veterans Make Their Mark in Minnesota’s Unions

Veterans Make Their Mark in Minnesota’s Unions

Veterans make up about 5% of Minnesota’s workforce, but in the state’s construction industry, that number’s nearly doubled. Why? Both require physical and mental toughness, hard work, and working as a team. Plus, programs like Helmets to Hardhats are designed to help transition veterans into the industry by connecting them to training opportunities and helping…
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Machinery & Motherhood: Celebrating Our Union Moms

Machinery & Motherhood: Celebrating Our Union Moms

Akeethia Brown has two tough and rewarding jobs. She’s starting her career as a heavy machine operator with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49, operating cranes and bringing buildings to life. She also happens to be a single mother to her daughter, Samari. For Kee, these jobs are a perfect match. Kee was…
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Even an April Blizzard Won’t Stop IBEW from Helping Veterans

Even an April Blizzard Won’t Stop IBEW from Helping Veterans

For many Minnesotans, an April blizzard means holing up at home for a few days until the weather passes. But for Minnesota’s union electricians, it’s just another day of volunteering. Despite record-breaking snowfall, over 20 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Locals 110 and 292 braved snow-covered roads to help provide struggling veterans…
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Volunteer Union Plumbers, Contractors Help Area Homeowners Save Water

Volunteer Union Plumbers, Contractors Help Area Homeowners Save Water

On their day off this past Saturday, dozens of union plumbers fanned out across the state to provide free plumbing repairs and inspections to senior, low-income and disabled homeowners as part of Water’s Off. This community service program provides plumbing help to those who otherwise may not be able to afford it, while also raising…
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