Mehlville School District nurses join teacher’s union, approve first contract

By SHERI GASSAWAY Correspondent Mehlville, MO – Nurses and other healthcare professionals in the Mehlville School District have joined the teachers’ bargaining unit, the Mehlville National...

Missouri AFL-CIO launches new workforce initiative

Missouri Works Initiative aims to provide economic opportunities to Missourians Jefferson City – The Missouri AFL-CIO has formed a new Missouri Works Initiative to eliminate...

OPINION: Biden backs a just transition for the climate crisis; advocates...

By RACHEL M. COHEN One of the most difficult problems that political leaders have faced in addressing climate change has not involved the science or...

YOUR LETTERS: Let’s all get vaccinated

Get vaccinated for yourself, your friends and your family. Add your name saying you got vaccinated, and we’ll send you a sticker. Union-made, obviously! COVID-19...

Union members complete major renovation of Pine Lawn home that will...

By SHERI GASSAWAY Correspondent Pine Lawn – After eight months of work, a 100-year-old home here is ready to open its doors to provide transitional housing...

MOWIT puts out call for tradeswomen award nominations

3rd Annual Blue Collar/Black Tie Tradeswomen Awards Gala will be held Sept. 17 By SHERI GASSAWAY Correspondent Missouri Women in Trades, a non-profit group dedicated to helping...

Steelworker and activist Virginia Ohren killed when truck crashes into her...

Granite City, IL –Virginia Ohren, the much-loved and respected United Steelworkers retiree and community activist, died of injuries suffered when a truck crashed into...

IN MEMORIAM: Steven Douglas Wesselschmidt, a member of Laborers Local 110,...

Brother Wesselschmidt was the beloved son of Lenore Krull and Kevin Wesselschmidt, loving brother of Julie (Greg) Jennings and Jeff Wesselschmidt, and the cherished grandson...

IN MEMORIAM: Iron Workers Local 392’s John ‘Mal’ Heffernan

John W. “Mal” Heffernan, Sr., passed away July 11, 2021, at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis at age 72. Brother Heffernan never met a...

GSW golf tournament Oct. 1 to benefit Contractors Association scholarship program

The Great Southwestern Illinois Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling and Mechanical Contractors (GSW) will host a golf tournament Friday, Oct. 1 to benefit the Association’s annual...