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Joel Smith

Joel Smith

Joel Smith is the president and business manager of LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota, which is based in Saint Paul and serves the members, families and retirees of five locals.

COMMENTARY

Jobs, not jails: Laborers call for $1.5 billion jobs bill, plus police and criminal justice reform

By: - July 9, 2020

Minnesotans deserve a $1.5 billion infrastructure bill to support local jobs and projects. When lawmakers reconvene for a second special legislative session next week, we expect them to pass that public works bill, known at the Capitol as a “bonding bill” And they must also address the crucial need for criminal justice and police accountability […]