A popular bumper sticker reads, "Unions: The folks who brought you the weekend." By setting standards for pay and working conditions, unions are credited with helping to create the middle class - and they have long advocated for policies that benefit all workers, not just their members. Increasingly, unions are working in coalition with community groups on issues of common interest.
On Saturday, November 17th as part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ (IBEW) 2018 International Day of Service, members of the IBEW Minority Caucus chose two sites in the Twin Cities
At the Local 633 JATC (Joint Apprenticeship Training Center) future cement masons and plasterers are honing their skills in New Brighton. For the 11th year, the apprentices of Cement Masons, Plasterers & Shophands Local 633 have built a Christmas exhibit in anticipation of their union’s holiday party replicating areas of a small city in their warehouse-sized work area.
New information has surfaced that the single largest home-builder in the Twin Cities metro area for every year since 2006, Lennar, has used American Contractors and Associates (ACA) on multiple projects until June 2018.
The Hub is a worker cooperative, meaning the employees of the shop are also its owners. There are no outside shareholders or investors who dictate how the company is run, and there are no managers or bosses. The decisions are voted on democratically by either the workers or worker-owners.