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Laborers Local 110’s Ronny Griffin elected to lead union following retirement of Don Willey

Historic first Black construction trades business manager in St. Louis area By SHERI GASSAWAY Correspondent In 1978, Ronny Griffin was offered a summer job in construction at Fred Weber as a union laborer with Laborers Local 110....

Mayor Tishaura Jones: City’s $500 million funding priorities will be Labor-friendly

Resolution of support urges Board of Aldermen to act quickly for implementation By ED FINKELSTEIN Publisher St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones outlined an aggressive plan to the St. Louis Labor Council’s Executive Board June 14 to...

Sheet Metal Workers 36 picket shuts down Brinkmann jobsite

By SHERI GASSAWAY Correspondent St. Louis – A Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 picket at a student housing complex under construction at 3765 Lindell Blvd. led to all the building trades workers at the site walking...

BUD graduates 21st class, announces Missouri AFL-CIO initiative to expand program

By SHERI GASSAWAY Correspondent St. Louis – The Building Union Diversity (BUD) program celebrated the graduation of its 21st class here June 3 while announcing plans by the Missouri AFL-CIO to replicate the highly successful pre-apprenticeship...

North County Labor Club Picnic renamed the ‘Dick Kellett Memorial Picnic’ in honor of...

Florissant, MO – Union members, family, friends and political leaders gathered June 7 for the Dick Kellett Memorial Picnic, formerly the North County Labor Club’s annual picnic, to remember and honor Kellett, the Club’s...

Iron Workers 392 journeywoman wins NABTU tradeswoman hero award

Mishelle Wallace second St. Louis-area tradeswoman to receive the national award By SHERI GASSAWAY Correspondent Mishelle Wallace, a 12-year member of Iron Workers Local 392, has been recognized with a North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Tradeswoman...

CLUW donates washer/dryer combo to Pine Lawn transitional home for women

PINE LAWN, MO – Tina Cramer (second from left) and Sonja Gholston-Byrd (third from left), both of the St. Louis Chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), delivered a brand new, high...

Advancing electrical work for a good cause

Tickets on sale now for 2021 St. Jude Dream Home giveaway Dardenne Prairie, MO – The Electrical Connection is again donating resources to build a very special home to help support kids served by the...

Glaziers Local 513 bannering Bank of Franklin County

WASHINGTON, MO – Glaziers Local 513 is bannering the Bank of Franklin County for using non-union Franklin County Glass. Delivering the message is Local 513 member Colin Clancy. Local 513 is asking union members...

Missouri judge rules against law making state workers at-will employees

A Missouri judge said the state unconstitutionally used a 2018 law (SB 1007) to ignore union-negotiated protections for public employees and make unions “impotent.” Cole County Presiding Judge Jon Beetem ruled state departments wrongly cited...