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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

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…

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.