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CBTU sponsors Juneteenth celebration, cleanup

Many unions join effort By KEVIN MADDEN Correspondent More than 40 volunteers collected enough trash to fill two 20-foot-long dumpsters Saturday, June 18 during the Third Annual Juneteenth Labor for Black Lives Day of Action in St....

First woman, first African-American elected to top AFL-CIO leadership

The national AFL-CIO wrote a new chapter in its storied history when delegates elected the first woman and first African-American into its top leadership. At the 29th AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention meeting June 12-15, delegates elected...

City workers win raises, new benefits

Pay raises, bonuses, family or medical leave included By ED FINKELSTEIN Publisher Some 5,000 St. Louis city employees will now enjoy paid family and medical leave in addition to a substantial pay increase thanks to support and...

Juneteenth origins date to Civil War

Celebration traced to freeing of slaves in Texas in 1865 By TOM EMERY Correspondent Juneteenth is the newest federal holiday in the calendar. Its origins, however, date to the final weeks of the Civil War. The commemoration arose...

St. Charles baristas seek to form a union

By ROBERT KELLY Correspondent St Charles, MO.– Hourly workers at the Starbucks at Fifth Street and Boonslick Road in St. Charles last week joined a growing movement to form unions at Starbucks stores nationwide. They also joined...

New painting company organized

NEW PAINTING CONTRACTOR – Painters and Allied Trades District 58 Assistant Business Manager Joe Mueller (right) welcomes Brittany and Bobby Haynes, owners of Haynes Pro Painting, into the union fold as the most recent...

Hoffman law to streamline transportation improvement

A bill sponsored by State Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-Swansea), and aimed at improving efficiency and limiting red tape in grant programs administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation has been signed into law by...

OPINION: Supreme Court damages U.S. public schools with vouchers decision

By MARK GRUENBERG PAI Staff Writer The Supreme Court’s conservative majority was dead wrong when it decided to further extend public funds – vouchers – to religious schools, say the leaders of the nation’s two big...

OPINION: Could technology firms settle up with Labor?

By WILLIAM ENYART Are we entering a new phase of the Labor union movement? We’ve seen the Labor Movement grow, change, shrink and begin to grow again over the last century and a half. We’ve seen...

YOUR LETTERS: Working people want democracy protected

For working people, our vote is sacred. Whether we’re voting to elect candidates to office or to have a voice in our workplace, democracy is at the heart of our values. On Jan. 6, the...