Special Election for the Northern Minnesota Business Represenative


* Dean Kaldahl  236 votes
   Ron Nelson  26 votes



North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training released a new ​national standard for infectious disease exposure control practices for U.S. construction sites.These guidelines aim to prevent disease, disability and death caused by infectious disease exposure in lieu of federal action by OSHA.

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SMART Mental Health Resources.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255 suicidepreventionlifeline.org
SMOHIT Hotline- Daria Todor- 877-884-6227
SMART MAP- Chris Carlough 202-262-3722/Ben Cort 303-868-4020
Empathia- empathia.com/promos/COVID19.php
Psychology Today-Find a Therapist- psychologytoday.com/us
Online AA- nyintergroup.org/remote-meetings/list/
Meditation- Headspace headspace.com/health-covid-19
Fitness- Obé offers 100 live classes per week, plus more on-demand classes: yoga, pilates, dance cardio, barre obefitness.com
Fitness- Peloton offering free 90-day subscriptions Live and recorded workouts for yoga, strength-training, guided runs, meditation.onepeloton.com/digital/checkout/digital-90d


SMART COVID-19 Resources for Union Members


The available information about how the virus that causes COVID-19 spread is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses. However, COVID-19 is a new disease and there is more to learn about its transmission, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States. According to the CDC, a person may develop symptoms of the COVID-19 virus within 14 days of exposure. Symptoms include feeling sick with an acute respiratory illness, such as a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing. As there is no present vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the CDC recommends the following to prevent the spread of the virus:


  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol;
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • Stay home when sick;
  • Cover coughs or sneezes with tissues or cough into the elbow area, then discard the tissue in the trash and follow up with handwashing; and
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces regularly

 More information about COVID-19 may be found at the following links:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov
Minnesota Department of Health:https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
MN Building Trades:  https://mntrades.org/covid-19-resources/
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int
Doctor on Demand (self-assessment tool):https://www.doctorondemand.com/coronavirus


Visit this link for online resources that will be kept updated as the situation unfolds.

For more added information please visit these below as well.

Call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at 651-201-3920  from 7 a.m. to 7:00 p.m

School and child care questions: 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Minnesota Governor Walz News Release on COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plans:

Center for Disease Control:
CDC tips on: what to do if you are sick
Johns Hopkins Medical Center CSSE:

COVID-19 and Minnesota Unemployment Insurance 



2020 Local #10 Apprentice Contest Top 10 winners

Industrial Architectural HVAC
Cameron Erickson Alexander Hintz Devin O'Brien
Nicholas Day Marty Skaar Kyle King
Casey Kramer Garrett Ayers Tyler Melby-Wachman
Derek Johnson Dallas Narloch Wayne Quigley
Eric Larson Brennen Plagens Caleb Hoisington
Daniel Maslowski Mark Hartman Samuel Haas
Shane Jaeckels Bradley Jansen Andy Busche
Joey Krussow Thomas Kolbow Bryton Kullhem
Nicholas Studler Justin DeVriendt Logen O'Brien
Lao Yang Jacob Galvin Nicholas DeMike


Member Jim Walz from Parkston SD, had the opportunity to fix this tornado damaged “onion” on the historic landmark, known as the Onion House. Each piece was laid out by hand and is different from the one next to it. Click the link below to see more. https://www.keloland.com/news/damaged-from-delmont-tornado-the-onion-house-is-on-its-way-to-restoration-1/1372389089   downloadfile-3.bin.jpg 20170421_175601.jpg 20170602_154841.jpg 1117_1494544107590.jpeg




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Congratulations to member Viang Paborriboon recognized as Journeyman of the year by the Women Building Success Committee




North Dakota area past and present Business Agents attended the Fargo area Holiday party: L-R: Ron Ohlson, Dan Caulkins, Business Manager Matt Fairbanks, Nick Murphy (current BA), Dennis Murphy, Jack Ambuehl.

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Northern Minnesota area past and present Business Agents together at the Duluth Holiday party: L-R: George Sundstrom, Doug Christy (current BA), Dennis Marchetti


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Ciera Semlak, apprentice at the Metro JATC, hand painted this flag as a gift for fellow apprentice Jacob Walrod's father who is a veteran of the USMC. The USMC symbol was made at the Metro JATC.





Why "Right to Work" is Wrong for Workers

 Click here: Understanding what Right To Work is

Fomer Secretary of Labor Robert Reich gives a short video on why RTW is wrong.Click the link below.





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