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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.

Apprenticeships: Your pathway to becoming an Elevator

Apprenticeships: Your pathway to becoming an Elevator

Imagine getting the opportunity to learn how to do what you love without having to take out a single student loan. Now imagine getting that hands-on training, and getting paid for it. That’s a union apprenticeship. Each Elevate Minnesota union has an apprenticeship program in place to ensure its members and their private sector partners…
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Wright Technical Center was Teaching STEM Before it was Cool

Wright Technical Center was Teaching STEM Before it was Cool

STEM education has been ramping up worldwide with increased attention to each of its pillars – science, technology, education and math. To some, STEM emphasis seems to be the educational flavor of the moment, but Wright Technical Center (WTC) founded its collaborative career and technical education center in 1970, long before STEM came along. WTC…
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A Royal Welcome for the Palace Theatre

A Royal Welcome for the Palace Theatre

Imagine St. Paul in 1916. The Vaudeville energy fills the Palace Theatre as Charlie Chaplin takes the stage. For more than six decades, the theatre stood as a pillar of the creative community, reflecting the evolving trends of the time period, transforming to a movie theatre in 1946. Despite this evolution, the Palace shut its…
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Big Wheels Keep on Turnin’ for Minnesota Union Members

Big Wheels Keep on Turnin’ for Minnesota Union Members

It’s no secret that construction crews have been hard at work this year – just look around the neighborhood. In 2016, union construction teams focused on the renovation of the Capitol building, the Palace Theatre and U.S. Bank Stadium, among so much more. As some work wrapped up, there was certainly no sign of slowing…
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