Recent News

The Women Building Success Award Ceremony is around the corner.  

When? Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Where? Surly Brewery Company, 520 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Workers Overdose on the Job, and Employers Struggle to Respond

Recently, the New York Times published an article featuring Bricklayers and the struggle with the opioid epidemic within the workforce.  A version of this article appears on their official webpage and a full version was printed on Sept. 22, 2018, on Page BU1 of the New York edition with the headline: Overdosing on the Job. 

On September 1, 2018, the International Union merged the five locals of South Dakota into Local 1 of Minnesota and North Dakota; our local union is now officially known as Local 1 of Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota.

As highlighted in the last quarterly newsletter, the MULE has arrived and is being used in Minnesota and North Dakota. This Masonry assisting tool was designed for Bricklayers to help us be more productive and to reduce stress and strain on the body of the Mason. Construction Robotics, the manufacturer of SAM and MULE, has worked with the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers International Union in the research and development of this Masonry tool.

The 2018 Apprenticeship Contest has concluded. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who participated and helped make the event possible!

1st place in 3rd year brick and 1st place overall: Cody Halverson

1st place tile: Joe Panzer

1st place in 2nd year brick and 2nd place overall: Tim Heyer

1st place in 1st year brick: Brohdy Avery

1st place 3rd year PCC: Josh Gorman

2nd place in 1st year PCC: Mark White

2nd place tile: Jesse Stonehouse

3rd place overall, 3rd year brick: Travis Langer

Wage addendums for May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019 are now complete. You can view all addendums here.

The Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council asks Minneapolis residents to show their support in the rebuild of Minnehaha Academy's North Campus. You can do so in one of two easy ways:

This year’s Health Fair at the US Bank Stadium will be on April 21st. It’s a free event and will run from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can read more about the event by clicking here.