Unions respond to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma with help, funds

From dispatchers and utility line workers to health care professionals and FEMA employees, union members are stepping in to help during and after the devastating hurricanes in the southern United States. Numerous labor organizations also are conducting fundraising to aid affected communities. Read more »

General President Sellers updates SMART members on relief efforts

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General President Sellers updates SMART members on relief efforts on behalf of all SMART members affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.  This includes: Read more »

All are welcome at Union Jobs Fair

The Northwest Suburbs Community Labor Coalition and Working Partnerships are hosting a Union Jobs Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 27. A variety of union employers and union training and apprenticeship programs will participate in the employer panels and hiring event. Read more »

Hundreds attend ceremony honoring Capitol construction workers

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(Article by Randy Croce, video by John See, Workday Minnesota)  A simple question, “Who were the workers who built the Minnesota State Capitol?” was the catalyst for efforts leading to the dedication of a commemorative plaque during Sunday’s grand opening of the newly restored building.  More than 300 people attended ceremonies to recognize the original builders of the statehouse and those i Read more »

Builders past, present honored for work on Minnesota’s Capitol

(By Michael Moore, Editor, Union Advocate) Renee Gisch brought her grandchildren to the Capitol so they could see the restoration work she and hundreds of other tradespeople did over the last four years. Nearby, Daniel Reibestein and his mother, Donna, paid tribute to the work his great grandfather put into the landmark building’s original construction more than a century ago.

Construction workers past and present were honored Aug. 13 at the Capitol, part of a weekend-long grand reopening of the building after a four-year, $310 million restoration project. Read more »

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