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Megan Dant – Local union carpenter volunteers her time and skills in Haiti

Megan Dant – Local union carpenter volunteers her time and skills in Haiti

Megan Dant, an INSTALL-certified Floor Coverer and Local 68 union member from the Twin Cities, travelled to Haiti twice in 2016 to assist in building desperately needed medical facilities in the towns of Mirebalais and Fond des Blanc. She found out about the opportunity to travel with Build Health International through her local labor union’s…
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Don’t judge a worker’s professionalism by the color of his collar

Don’t judge a worker’s professionalism by the color of his collar

“Just because we’re gritty, blue collar construction workers doesn’t mean we aren’t professional.” That’s how carpenter and marine veteran Ross Edelman sees it. And he’s right – they might not work in a traditional office environment, but your union friends and neighbors take their craft seriously. And PRO-10 is helping them. This ten-hour training course…
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Ben Long’s Labor of Love – Construction and General Laborers Local 563

Ben Long’s Labor of Love – Construction and General Laborers Local 563

Love comes in all forms – people, places and things. Construction and General Laborers Local 563 member Ben Long is lucky enough to have experienced each type of love over the last two years. His story starts around the same time as construction on US Bank Stadium, where he spent countless hours building scaffolding, enabling…
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All in the fam: The Thompsons make wine and memories in Crosby

All in the fam: The Thompsons make wine and memories in Crosby

It’s like the old saying goes: A family that grows, harvests and ferments grapes together, stays together. That’s of course not the saying, but there is certainly something about the bond the Thompson family from Crosby, Minnesota, have that’s worth making an expression out of. Four generations of them – Mike, daughter Carrie, granddaughter Kahlin,…
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