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Eric Oliverius – Plumbers Local 15

Eric Oliverius – Plumbers Local 15

Simply put, I owe my union a huge debt of gratitude. Before joining the Plumbers Union in 2012 I was a lost soul. I graduated from Mounds View High School in 2005 and was determined to carve my own path in the world. I had big aspirations and thought that I, alone, could save the…
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Joshua Halloran – Carpenters Local 322

Joshua Halloran – Carpenters Local 322

Up until 2011 I was a junior high school English and history teacher. As the effects of the housing crash trickled down through the economy, the attendance at the private school I taught at decreased and I was laid off. Without a job and unable to collect unemployment due to my previous job being a…
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Steve and Ryan – Painters-Turned-Friends

Steve and Ryan – Painters-Turned-Friends

A lot of friendships are formed in school. Whether it’s the kid you ride the bus with, the person who sits with you at lunch, the guy from your baseball team, sharing a formative experience creates a special bond. The same holds for Steve and Ryan here – two painters who’ve formed an awesome friendship…
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Ross Edelman – Carpenter Apprentice, Local 68

Ross Edelman – Carpenter Apprentice, Local 68

With “Never Quit” tattooed across his chest, you might not be surprised to learn that Ross is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. And with a personal mantra “Quality is not an act, it’s a habit,” you’d hope he was the union carpenter building your next home or office. Ross grew up in…
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