A simple question, “Who were the workers who built the Minnesota State Capitol?” was the catalyst for efforts leading to the dedication of a commemorative plaque during Sunday’s grand opening of the newly restored building.
In 1898, laying of the cornerstone of the Minnesota State Capitol began with pomp and circumstance – but little attention to the hundreds of workers who would make it happen. This Sunday, 112 years after the building’s 1905 completion, scores of descendants will gather to commemorate the contributions of the Capitol builders.
Members of AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and MAPE, the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, are set to vote on a new contract with the State of Minnesota.
Members of Minnesota Building Trades unions are celebrating their leadership role in creating good-paying construction jobs, while conscious of the political realities that could threaten that success.
A cross-section of Minnesotans, including families dealing with serious medical issues, nurses and people of faith, gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday to share their concerns about ongoing threats to health care.