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Who We Are

FCF is a labor-management organization funded equally by over 1,300 contractors and 15 construction trade unions. With a staff of licensed attorneys and support staff, FCF monitors public construction across the 87 counties in Minnesota to assist in the legal enforcement of applicable laws to ensure quality contractors have the opportunity to compete fairly. We proudly serve the construction industry and Minnesota communities.

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News & Highlights

Construct Tomorrow Closes Strong, Faces Challenges Ahead for ’23-24

Construct Tomorrow concluded its 2022-23 season with its traditional two-day event at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) for high school students in Minnesota’s Bold North. That event also includes a community night where adults seeking a career in the trades can have the same experience as the high schoolers.

New Faces, New Futures for 62 BSC Graduates

Sixty-two future union trades apprentices graduated from the Building Strong Communities Program this May, double the number from the previous year. Developed in partnership with the Minneapolis Building and Construction Trade Council, North Hennepin Community College, trade unions and community…

Local 49 Students Progress from Virtual to Actual Trainees

High school students from across Minnesota enrolled in the Operating Engineers’ Pathway Program run by the Minnesota Virtual Academy finally got their chance to experience operating heavy equipment. This year’s event kicked off at the Local 49 training Center outside Hinckley, Minn.

More Than 10,000 Served…

Starting with Indiana in 2015—followed by West Virginia in 2016; Arkansas, Kentucky, and Wisconsin in 2017; and Michigan in 2018—the construction industry faced a repeal wave against state Prevailing Wage Laws. These attacks were spearheaded by a network of corporate-funded…