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Feb
18
2020 MINNESOTA LABORERS HEALTH & BENEFIT FAIR: Building Wellness Together (MARCH 21)

Join us on March 21st between 8 AM and 2 PM for the 2020 Health Fair: Building Wellness Together, where members and their families can learn about union benefit programs, pick up goodies, and win prizes at the Laborers Training Center. (2350 Main Street Lino Lakes)

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For details visit the website here


Aug
26
2019 Flu Shot Clinic and Food Drive

The Laborers Union Flu Shot Clinics are provided as a way to work towards the rewards of the Pick 3 Get 1 this season.


This year we are asking that you consider bringing a non-perishable food item to support the Laborers Annual Food Drive which will run through, December 12, 2019.


All food and contributions will go to local food shelves.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


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Jul
26
Get Hooked On Health 2019 Video Recap

A big thanks to everyone that joined us at the 2019 Minnesota Laborers Health & Benefit Fair: Get Hooked On Health, that took place on March 16, 2019.


Please enjoy this video that recaps the event packed day.


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Apr
25
STRIKE LINE NUMBER (651) 288-6407

For updated information on negotiations regarding the April 24th, 2019 meeting please call the


Strike Line Number: (651) 288-6407


Mar
13
2019 MINNESOTA LABORERS HEALTH & BENEFIT FAIR: Get Hooked on Health (MARCH 16)

Join us on March 16th between 8 AM and 2 PM for the 2019 Health Fair: Get Hooked on Health, where members and their families can learn about union benefit programs, pick up goodies, and win prizes at the new location: Laborers Training Center. (2350 Main Street Lino Lakes)


For details visit the website here.


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Nov
05
New Local 563 Member Services Website

Over the past couple of months, we have been working on creating a customized online member services website just for 563 members. We are excited to share that as of September 4th, 2018 this new website is available to members: http://www.563members.org.


Important: For 563 to be able to provide the membership with credit card including online dues payment options we utilize 3rd party vendors to process the transactions. These vendors charge a (3% + $1.35 per transaction vendor processing fee). Local 563 does not process these types of transactions and only people choosing to pay by credit/debit card will be assessed the 3rd party vendor processing fees. NOTE: This is not a due's increase! Due...


Jul
12
Local 563 Radio Ads Protest Abuse of H2B Foreign Worker Visas

Mankato, MN (July 12, 2017) – LIUNA Local 563 announced today a radio campaign to protest a Meadowland Farmers Co-op’s decision to hire a contractor that employs foreign guest workers for a major area construction project – denying locals much-needed employment. The campaign features the voices of local construction workers and recently began airing on six stations in Mankato, New Ulm and Redwood Falls. (Click here to listen.)



Genuine Builders, a South Dakota contractor hired to work on the Co-op’s new 2.8-million-bushel grain facility in Walnut Grove, MN, has been identified as a top user of a controversial H2B visa program that allows companies to employ foreign gu...


May
02
Former MN AFL-CIO Political Director to head Laborers Union member outreach, campaigns

The Laborers District Council of Minnesota and North Dakota announced today the hiring of Kris Fredson as Campaigns and Member Communications Director



Fredson previously served as the Political Director for the Minnesota AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor federation representing more than 300,000 union members. Fredson was responsible for managing campaigns in support of Minnesota AFL-CIO-endorsed candidates and legislative priorities, such as the successful 2014 campaign to raise and index Minnesota’s minimum wage. He also served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman from 2006-2010. Prior to working for Mayor Coleman, Fredson worked as an organizer for the ...


Mar
14
2017 Labor Health & Benefit Fair: Gas Card, Pick 3, and more (April 8)

Join us on April 8 between 8 AM and 2 PM for the 2017 Health Fair, where members and their families can learn about union benefit programs, pick up goodies, and get an inside view of union-built U.S. Bank Stadium.


For details visit the website here.



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Jan
18
Laborers District Council seeks Communications Director

The Laborers District Council of Minnesota and North Dakota is looking for a Communications Director to lead efforts to communicate the union's message to our members, partners, and the public at large. For a complete job description click here.

Interested candidates should mail, e-mail or fax a detailed resume, cover letter, a one-page writing sample and the name, job title, address, and phone number of three professional references to:

Laborers District Council of Minnesota & North Dakota

81 East Little Canada Road

St. Paul, Minnesota 55117

Fax: (651) 653-9745

Email: council@mnldc.org (put "Communications Director" in subject of email)


Download Laborers District Council Communications Directo...


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