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Union groups come out in favor of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline

Tanks stand at the Enbridge Energy terminal in Superior on June 29, 2018. .Minnesota utility regulators reaffirmed their support on Thursday for Enbridge’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted 4-1 to reject petitions for reconsideration filed by several Ojibwe bands, environmental groups and the state Commerce Department. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

As Enbridge Energy started construction this week on one pipeline in Minnesota, it was receiving support from a coalition of union trades groups for its plans to rebuild part of its Line 5 natural gas line in northern Wisconsin.

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Unions credit economy for increased membership in Wisconsin, US (UPDATE)

Union official are not surprised by new federal data suggesting that union membership increased in the state last year, and say the country's strong economy has helped them thrive amid a slew of laws meant to weaken their power.

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