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Union workers express grievance

Daniel Kingsley, second from right with sign, area business representative of the International Union of Operating Engineers Hoisting and Portable No. 49, and other union members set up "informational banners" to express grievance against a local company contracted for work at the Bemidji Regional Event Center. Lakes Concrete's union contract with the 49 expired Dec. 31 and wasn't renewed. Kingsley and Kraus-Anderson Project Supervisor Gregg Judge said the protest doesn't cause any work stoppage on the B...

Daniel Kingsley, second from right with sign, area business representative of the International Union of Operating Engineers Hoisting and Portable No. 49, and other union members set up "informational banners" to express grievance against a local company contracted for work at the Bemidji Regional Event Center. Lakes Concrete's union contract with the 49 expired Dec. 31 and wasn't renewed. Kingsley and Kraus-Anderson Project Supervisor Gregg Judge said the protest doesn't cause any work stoppage on the BREC. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

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