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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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Adriane Epps – Local 34, mechanical insulator

Adriane Epps – Local 34, mechanical insulator

Growing up, Adriane Epps could have been described as something of a deconstruction master with a thirst for understanding how things work. He was fascinated by the world of science and math around him and was constantly looking to learn more. The only way to understand his surroundings? To tear things apart and figure them…
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Tanya Erickson – Teamsters Local 120, Ready-Mix Truck Driver

Tanya Erickson – Teamsters Local 120, Ready-Mix Truck Driver

I’m one of nearly 12,000 members of the Teamsters Local 120, which is a union organization that serves public and private sector workers in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. What’s great about being in a union is knowing that I have a whole team of people working to help protect my rights and…
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