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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

Union Building Trades Help Bring Bentleyville to Life

Once again, a 128-foot Christmas tree made by Iron Workers Local 512 glistens in Bayfront Festival Park next to Duluth Harbor at the center of Bentleyville, the nation’s largest walk-through Christmas light display.  “It’s truly the centerpiece not only of Bentleyville but of the city of Duluth,” said Nathan Bentley, founder of Bentleyville. 

Construct Tomorrow: Uniting Students with Careers in the Trades

Now in its 10th year, Construct Tomorrow continues to unite young people with futures in the building construction trades. With participation from the union trades members, students can get hands-on experience to a life in trades with tools not available in school like virtual welding and excavation in a simulator.

Gallup Labor Day Poll 2022: Labor Unions Approval Continues to Rise

Labor unions’ favorability among Americans has improved even more since last year according to a poll released this week by Gallup. Seventy-one percent of Americans now approve of labor unions. It’s now at the highest level Gallup has recorded since 1965.

Building Trades: Keeping Their Promise

As part of its commitment to become a Yellow Ribbon Company, Laborers Local 563 provided support from cooking to supervising the Minnesota National Guard’s Family Fun Day in June. “We are working to become a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon organization…