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BUD graduate says participating in the program was best decision she...

By SHERI GASSAWAY Missouri Correspondent St. Louis – Bryana Ramirez learned about the Missouri Works Initiative’s St. Louis Building Union Diversity (BUD) program through a friend,...

AGCMO Keystone/SCOTY awards celebrate excellence in construction

Inaugural Show Me Excellence in Craftsmanship Award presented to Cement Mason Alvero Gomez St. Louis – The Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGCMO) announced the...

St. Louis Building Union Diversity program announces remaining 2023 classes

Second cohort starts April 17 By SHERI GASSAWAY Missouri Correspondent The St. Louis Building Union Diversity (BUD) program has announced its remaining 2023 schedule for its six-week,...

St. Louis Building Union Diversity program announces 2023 classes

First cohort starts Jan. 30, interviews being scheduled for Jan. 18, 19 By SHERI GASSAWAY Missouri Correspondent The St. Louis Building Union Diversity (BUD) program has announced...

Explorer Scouts spend a week learning about construction jobs

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Caseyville, IL – More than 20 Metro-East high school students got a week-long taste of what it’s like to work in...

BUD graduates 21st class, announces Missouri AFL-CIO initiative to expand program

By SHERI GASSAWAY Correspondent St. Louis – The Building Union Diversity (BUD) program celebrated the graduation of its 21st class here June 3 while announcing plans...

Construction volunteers needed for opioid study

In addition to the coronavirus pandemic, our nation is in the middle of an opioid crisis. The tough-it-out culture of the building and construction trades,...

Five local tradeswomen honored by Missouri Women In Trades

BUD program, IBEW Local 1 contractor also recognized at awards gala Five local building tradeswomen, the Building Union Diversity (BUD) program and IBEW Local 1...

Big names promise big collaboration at NGA West groundbreaking

All-union construction workforce on $1.7 billion project By CARL GREEN Correspondent St. Louis – The expected impact of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new “NGA West” headquarters in...

Tell the Dept. of Labor: ‘Hands off our apprenticeships!’

Aug. 26 deadline to save union apprenticeships North America’s Building Trades Unions are calling on every union member to submit a comment to the U.S....