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.

As the advocate voice for organized labor in the Minnesota construction industry, we stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the public sector and condemn the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus,said Harry Melander, President of the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council. “Many of our affiliates represent workers serving the public and are impacted by this decision which is a direct attack on the strength of the worker’s voice in their family’s financial security and future.”

“Organized Labor built America’s middle class. Now more than ever it’s important to support and elect strong labor-friendly candidates to office across Minnesota.” said Craig Olson, Secretary-Treasurer of the Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council. “We will work tirelessly to elect candidates who support the collective voice of Minnesota’s working men and women to bargain for their wages, benefits, and security in retirement.”

The Minnesota State Building Trades Council acts as an advocate for organized labor in the Minnesota construction industry. With more than 70,000 members across ten regional councils, Building Trades has worked for 70 years to improve workforce training, advocate for safe work practices, and develop fair and equitable labor management policies for all of its members.