Sheet Metal Workers benefit from LEED certification

Justin Brandt was sailing through his apprenticeship with Sheet Metal Workers Local 10. Having completed the union’s introductory classes, he was well on his way to logging the 8,000 hours of on-the-job training needed to secure his journeyman’s card.

Unions, allies continue ‘Good jobs, green jobs’ push

Continuing their campaign theme of “Good jobs are green jobs,” some 3,000 unionists and environmentalists descended on Washington the first week of May to strategize about and lobby for massive climate control and environmental and energy development legislation.

Green jobs on display Tuesday at the state Capitol

Thousands of union members in Minnesota go to work every day in the clean energy economy, but their work is not always visible. The Blue Green Alliance puts a face on Minnesota’s green jobs through a photography exhibit Tuesday, April 20, at the State Capitol rotunda in St. Paul.