Apprentices to be featured during Apprenticeship Week

Feature an apprentice! Do you have an apprentice who is doing great things? Let us know! Send a short bio about the apprentice and a photo to dli.apprenticeship@state.mn.us. Check back during Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 12-16, 2018) at www.dli.mn.gov/NAW to see other featured apprentices. Read more »

Upcoming Construct Tomorrow events

Construct Tomorrow offers high school students a hands-on opportunity to learn about apprenticeships in the construction trades. Organizers kicked-off the 2018-2019 school year in October 2018 with events in Eveleth, Fairmont and St. Paul. Construct Tomorrow is a partnership of the Minnesota building and construction trades
apprenticeship programs, industry leaders, educators, employers, and government agencies. Since 2013, over 60,000 students have attended Construct Tomorrow events throughout Minnesota.

Additional Construct Tomorrow events are scheduled for: Read more »

54th Minnesota AFL-CIO Convention Celebrates Union Victories in Difficult Times

Workers from across the state were gathered in Minneapolis for the biennial convention of the Minnesota AFL-CIO, the labor federation of some 1,000 local unions representing 300,000 members. Delegates voted on leadership for the federation, celebrated successful organizing programs and heard from a variety of speakers including Governor Mark Dayton and Senator Amy Klobuchar. Read more »

Setting the Record Straight on the Davis-Bacon Act

(From the NABTU Leadership blog.) Once upon a time, conservative columnists like George Will could have been counted upon to offer thoughtful, reasoned and, most importantly, well-researched analysis on public policy issues.

Sadly, that academic approach to public policy debate has seemingly been forsaken, and Mr. Will’s recent column lambasting the federal Davis-Bacon Act as an inherently racist law is a case in point. Read more »

72nd Annual Minnesota State Building Trades Convention Highlights the 'Helmets to Hardhats' Program

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Executive Director Carly Melin kicked off the 72nd annual Minnesota State Building Trades Convention in Downtown Duluth. Read more »

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