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Elevate Minnesota represents your union friends and neighbors raising the bar for all of us. We’re 80,000 private sector, blue collar workers from 16 local labor unions. And we’re here to tell you our whole quality of life story. Whether standing for the highest standards, cementing the Minnesota economy, giving back to the community or creating gold standard careers, we're out there every day. Find us and join us.

Teamsters respond to water crisis in Flint, Michigan

In 2015, the city of Flint, Michigan, saw one of the worst health crisis’ the US has ever faced. In an effort to save money, Flint government officials made the decision to switch the city’s water source to the Flint River rather than renewing their contract with Great Lakes Water out of Detroit. The water…
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Girl Power: Young Women Building for the Future

Girl Power: Young Women Building for the Future

Last month, the Construction Careers Foundation partnered with the YWCA Minneapolis and five Elevate Minnesota local building and construction trade unions to provide young women hands-on understanding of skilled trade career opportunities. The YWCA Minneapolis Girls in Youth program participants engaged with an all-female crew from these labor unions, introducing the girls to exciting and…
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Minnesota labor unions coming together to ‘Elevate Minnesota’

Minnesota labor unions coming together to ‘Elevate Minnesota’

A camera crew from ABC 6 (KAAL-TV) visited the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) training center in Rochester last week, talking with instructors and apprentices about the skills they’re developing during their five year program. On this day, apprentices were wiring emergency alert systems, among other projects. The visit coincided with the launch of…
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Team of Elevators donate time to construct Ice Palace for Winter Carnival

Team of Elevators donate time to construct Ice Palace for Winter Carnival

Construction and building tradesmen are experts. But do those technical skills translate when the medium is 400-pound blocks of ice? Fortunately, for the 250,000 people that will visit downtown Saint Paul for this year’s Winter Carnival, the answer is “Absolutely!”. Since 1886, Saint Paul has celebrated the season with an annual Winter Carnival, and 36 of…
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