Labor in Schools
Since statehood, Minnesota workers have joined together to improve and protect their livelihoods, rights, and voices in the workplace. Labor organizations, especially unions, have stood up for members’ interests with employers. Randy Croce, LES emeritus, created this comprehensive resource called "Labor and Labor Organizing in Minnesota" for MNopedia website.
These were produced by the Labor Education Service. The timeline is used in trainings we conduct on labor history and other topics. It is designed to be printed on heavy card stock and hung on the wall. Minnesota workers and their organizations. 1800-present.
From the ice age to the present time.
"Who Built Our Capitol? The Lives and Work of the Men and Women Who Built the Minnesota State Capitol Building" is a project of the Labor Education Service at the University of Minnesota. For four years, a team assembled by LES staff member Randy Croce researched the workers and contractors involved in the Capitol construction from 1896-1907. "Who Built Our Capitol?" reached a major milestone with the launch of a 46-minute video documentary, website, and a Facebook page.