The local is responsible for:
Local 1097 is governed by an Executive Board and serves nearly 1,000 members and active retirees and their families across the Iron Range and Northern Minnesota.
Local 1097 members perform the following work: Highway heavy, building construction, demolition, restoration, construction supervision, pipeline construction & maintenance, environmental remediation, and landscape/erosion control.
Local 1097 members are proud of their work on Clay Boswell retrofit projects, Gene Dillon School, the Highway 53 bridge connecting Eveleth and Virginia, Kennedy Bridge connecting Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, and local schools.
Local 1097 supports a variety of organizations and causes.
Monthly meetings in odd months are held at the IBEW Local 160 Office, 300 SE 17th Street, Grand Rapids, 55744, and in even months at the LIUNA Local 1097 Office, 712 4th Street N, Virginia, 55792
U.S. Steel building new direct-reduced iron facility within Keewatin operations. Photo: Star Tribune