Minnesota is not a “right to work” state. State legislation allows for collective bargaining on behalf of employees by a union representative. The only requirement is that the employees covered are members of the union and pay dues. This legislation applies to both public and private employers. Workers have the right to form a union… Read more »
Work is hard, and we all have bills to pay. Anything that does stop us from working costs us money and time we would be using to make money. Yet, as terrible as accidents can be, according to a study by the National Safety Council in 2020, the U.S. experienced a workplace injury roughly every… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Injuries On-Site When you work in construction or a similar trade, work related injuries happen, no matter how careful you are or how strict standards are on site. When you are injured on the job, the first thing your boss may want to know is when you can get back to work, but getting back… Read more »
When it comes to on-site safety, most injured Minnesotan construction workers have to rely on the state’s reporting system for a fair shake. However, if you’re wise enough to be a member of the Union Construction Workers’ Compensation Program (UCWCP), you have options. Utilizing a work injury lawyer can often be the best way to… Read more »
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