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What Are Union Carve-Outs?

What Are Union Carve-Outs?

You may be wondering what rights you as a worker have regarding an occupational injury. Truthfully, the process you will need to follow to obtain medical treatment is somewhat determined by whether or not you are part of a union.  If you are part of a union, it is very likely you belong to one… Read more »

UCWCP Rules and Regulations Explained

UCWCP Rules and Regulations Explained

Understanding Your Union’s Workman’s Comp for Construction Work Many Minnesota construction unions participate in the Union Construction Workers’ Compensation Program (UCWCP). This system provides special coverage and protections for workers in the construction industry. However, it can be challenging to navigate UCWCP’s policies and procedures, especially if you’re experiencing a chronic illness or stress injury… Read more »

Is Coronavirus Fatigue Leading to More Workplace Injuries?

Is Coronavirus Fatigue Leading to More Workplace Injuries?

COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape of our society. Besides stay-at-home orders, learning from home, and limited gatherings, additional stress affects employees who work from home or work in places deemed essential.  Staffing decreases in both work-from-home and essential services lead to added stress and frustration. Balancing taking care of children at home and making… Read more »

Top 5 Things to Know about Workman’s Comp in Minnesota

Top 5 Things to Know about Workman’s Comp in Minnesota

What to Do if You’ve Been Injured on the Job Whether you were injured while operating heavy equipment, took a fall, or have developed a bad case of tennis elbow from years of construction work, Minnesota law provides for workman’s compensation to help you cover the costs. It’s important to seek the benefits you’re entitled… Read more »

I’m a Construction Worker in Minnesota. Do I Have to Report a Workplace Injury to My Union?

I’m a Construction Worker in Minnesota. Do I Have to Report a Workplace Injury to My Union?

Construction workers serve critical roles in our society, building essential infrastructure that delivers services to our communities, shelters our families, and develops our towns and cities. However, men and women in construction face innumerable risks and safety hazards that differ at every site they work and, at times, they are injured on the job. In… Read more »