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Marissa Goodsky – Cement Masons Local 633

Marissa Goodsky – Cement Masons Local 633

At just 26 years old, Marissa Goodsky sees herself as part of two families. She has her parents, siblings, and cousins with whom she grew up in Nett Lake as members of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe. And her second family? They include pseudo siblings and parent-figures helping to guide her through a hands-on…
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Aaron Hill – North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters

Aaron Hill – North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters

As a young man growing up on the Southside of Chicago, moving through the ranks to become an Eagle Scout, I learned early on that hard work and perseverance were two qualities that could result in new opportunities and a better life—if I practiced them consistently. I take pride in where I’ve come from and…
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Apprentice Spotlight – Hailey Lislegard, Local 49 Member

Apprentice Spotlight – Hailey Lislegard, Local 49 Member

Born and raised on the Iron Range, Hailey Lislegard has always had a love for operating heavy equipment. “I am from a long line of miners from the Iron Range that goes back generations,” Lislegard said. Lislegard, a two-year Local 49 member, said her passion for operating equipment began when she was growing up riding…
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Bringing innovation to private sector business partnerships

Bringing innovation to private sector business partnerships

When a lot of people think construction unions, they think of relics of the past. Certainly not workers or organizations on the forefront of energy efficiencies and green technologies. But that’s just what the mechanical insulators at Local 34 have been doing, particularly during slower economic times – training their apprentices on the innovative solutions…
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