Labor-Management Cooperation:  Area Councils

The Minnesota Legislature has made available funding to assist in the start-up and ongoing operations of labor-management councils throughout the state. The members of these councils are from both the public and private sectors and represent labor and management of over 375 organizations. In general, the councils work to improve the labor-management climate in their area of the state or sector of the economy.

In addition, a coordinating council (consisting of all the councils below plus the Bureau of Mediation Services, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the U of M Industrial Relations Center and the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry) exists to work on common issues regarding labor-management cooperation.

Currently Funded Councils

 

Iron Range Construction Liaison Council

The Iron Range Construction Council operates in the Iron Range area. It is a partnership of construction unions and contractors whose primary function is to develop and provide information, within the industry and to the public, on unionized construction operations and the industry in general.

Contact: Martha Henrickson - 651-796-2188
E-Mail: mhenrickson@agcmn.org
2014 Fiscal Year Grant - $3,000

Labor-Users-Contractors Council (LUC)

Incorporating the three sectors of the construction industry, LUC works to improve the relationship among them through such activities as Project Labor Agreements, Safety Education, Substance Abuse programs, Recruitment and Apprenticeship programs and establishment of construction work site labor-management committees.

Contact: Paul Berg or Vicki Sandberg - 651-646-2121
E-Mail: pberg@minnesotamca.org
2014 Fiscal Year Grant - $8,100

Twin City Area Labor-Management Council (TCALMC)

TCALMC works to foster cooperative relationships between labor and management, sponsoring conferences, membership meetings, organizing and facilitating work site labor-management committees and serving as an information and referral source on labor-management issues.

Contact: Carol Thomalla - 612-676-3725
E-Mail: tcalmc@gmail.com
Website: http://www.tcalmc.org
2014 Fiscal Year Grant - $55,100

Twin Ports Construction Liaison Council

The Twin Ports Construction Council operates in the Duluth-Superior area. It is a partnership of construction unions and contractors whose primary function is to develop and provide information, within the industry and to the public, on unionized construction operations and the industry in general.

Contact: Martha Henrickson - 651-796-2188
E-Mail: mhenrickson@agcmn.org
2014 Fiscal Year Grant - $1,800