Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council Stands in Solidarity With Organized Labor

The Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council condemns U.S. Supreme Court ruling that attacks organized labor. Read more »

MN’s public-sector unions aren’t mourning Janus, they’re organizing

Early on a Wednesday morning last month, about two dozen St. Paul water department employees trudged into a small conference room for a meeting with their union representatives. After listening to a quick pitch, the workers signed new membership cards, shook hands with their reps and punched in for the day.

Even by union standards, it was an entirely unglamorous scene. There were no bullhorns, no banners, no picket signs – not even coffee or donuts. Read more »

Association: More tariffs will hurt construction, other industries

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has come out against White House threats to impose an additional $200 billion of tariffs on goods imported from China. Read more »

Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council Endorses Sen. Smith for U.S. Senate

Today, the Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council announced their endorsement of Sen. Tina Smith for the U.S. Senate.

“Tina is a proven champion for unions and working families,” said Carly Melin, Executive Director of the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council. “Tina has always been an advocate for workers in Minnesota. As Lt. Governor, she worked to raise the minimum wage, expand access to paid parental leave and fought for equal pay. We need her voice in Washington to keep fighting for all working families.” Read more »

MN Citizens Federation Northeast offers workshop to fight attacks on Social Security and Medicare

We need to fight the attacks on Social Security and Medicare. Protecting these critical programs is one of the biggest challenges facing the Labor Movement, and all Americans. Anti-worker forces are trying to weaken these vitalprograms by relying on false statements to misinform and scare people.  This is their key tactic to get their way and weaken these programs that everyone relies on. They falsely claim that the benefits you have earned are “welfare.”

To fight back, we need the facts, and clear messages.    Read more »

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