Adam Duininck

Adam Duininck

Adam Duininck is head of government affairs for the carpenters union and former chair of the Metropolitan Council.


With workers getting cheated, Legislature needs to toughen wage theft law

By: - March 15, 2023

Today on job sites across Minnesota, one in five construction workers is likely to experience being misclassified as independent contractors, paid off the books and/or have their wages stolen. Although we passed an effective law addressing wage theft in 2019, the issue remains prevalent across our industry. Wage theft and construction industry tax fraud hurt […]


No, actually, the PolyMet project is a go | Opinion

By: - May 14, 2021

This guest commentary is a response to a Reformer commentary that was published in the wake of the state Supreme Court’s recent PolyMet ruling. You can read that commentary here.   Two weeks ago, the Minnesota Supreme Court made a ruling on the PolyMet project. The court ruled that the Department of Natural Resources properly […]


If you want our votes, learn our issues

By: - February 21, 2020

President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign hit the mark with white, working-class voters in the Midwest. That’s how he won states like Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin and nearly won Minnesota — these are all states with a high proportion of white voters without a college degree.  And looking ahead to November, Democrats should continue to fear […]