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.



Special Order of Business, Meeting Jan. 3, 2017: the following names were put into nomination for the open office of the Southern MN and North Dakota Business Representatives and Architectural Executive Board position.

Election to be held January 25-26, 2017.


Polling places 2017.pdf

Election rules 2017.pdf

Southern MN:                                         North Dakota

Marcus Vitse                                            Kris Aasmundstad
Troy Jeanes                                             Ted Malaterre
Keith Jorgensen                                       Ron Nelson
Jason Damman                                        Nick Murphy
Cy Kasten

Architectural Executive Board

Shawn Barott   (Unanimous Ballot)

  Notice of nominations January 3 2017.pdf


Local 10 and Local 480 Hold Joint Steward Training

Stewards are at the front line of support for the membership of Local 10 and Local 480. Proper knowledge and training for them has always been important.

International Director of Production Mike LaFave and IA Organizer Tim Hintz presented valuable information and training for over 30 stewards of Local 10 and Local 480 here at Local 10 meeting hall. Knowledge of grievances reporting to contact understating to workman comp was presented to the stewards. 

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Our Union label is a tool for protecting union jobs, wages, and benefits. And it’s an essential tool for enforcing contracts. The labels encourage employers to use union-made prod­ucts. For individual sheet metal workers, it means more work, better pay, and healthier benefits.

 The blue label is used on production products. The yellow label represents building trades products.

Wage equalization removes the incentive for employers to use yellow-label products fabricated by union workers getting lower wage rates. By scanning the labels to report which shop produced a product, everyone in the process from fabricators to installers gets the highest average crew cost rate.

Everyone benefits from wage equalization. From a fab­ricator in a lower-rate local who gets a boost in pay from wage equalization benefits to the higher-rate sheet metal workers by removing the incentive contractors have to look for fabricated products from areas with a lower average crew cost. Otherwise, contractors could pursue a race to the bottom that puts pressure on all locals to accept lower wages.

For more information: smart-label-toolkit




Members Ken Young, Tom Osborne, Ron McGuire and Bob Wewers along with MN Sen Al Franken enjoying the MN state fair while volunteering at the Local 10 booth.

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