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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.

Building Appreciation for our Veterans

Building Appreciation for our Veterans

This Veteran’s Day, the members of Ironworkers Local 512, serving Minnesota, North Dakota, and northwest Wisconsin, worked particularly hard to honor the men and women who have fought for our country. Veterans gave so much of their time serving, it only felt right for the union members to donate some of theirs. Thanks to funding…
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Building Blocks at Local Elementary Schools Take on New Meaning

Building Blocks at Local Elementary Schools Take on New Meaning

While some elementary students may be spending their time constructing a magical kingdom or an entire cityscape out of building blocks, the kids at Folwell elementary school in Rochester took their work to the next level with some help from the pros. On November 15, members of the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters…
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Habitat for Humanity Gets Help from the Pros

Habitat for Humanity Gets Help from the Pros

Local Minneapolis organization Sisters of Solidarity jumped on the chance to help construct their soon-to-be new neighbor’s new house on October 22. Sisters of Solidarity is an all women group of licensed electrical workers from IBEW Local Union 292. They began work on this Habitat for Humanity house in north Minneapolis earlier in 2016, but…
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Filling the Skills Gap with Help from Minnesota Apprenticeship Expansion Initiative

Filling the Skills Gap with Help from Minnesota Apprenticeship Expansion Initiative

The unions that make up Elevate MN offer multi-year apprenticeships programs that prepare tomorrow’s workforce to better our communities. We’re excited to see how the Department of Labor and its Minnesota Apprenticeship Expansion Initiative (MAEI) helps contribute to the training that supports union work. One thing we can expect is an increase in skilled workers…
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