APRI St. Louis awards second William ‘Bill’ Stodghill scholarship

Amaya Marion has been awarded the second $500 William “Bill” Stodghill Scholarship from the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) St. Louis Chapter. Marion, an honor student from Kirkwood High School, will be attending Stanford University...

IN MEMORIAM: Cement Mason’s 527’s Vincent ‘Vinny’ Drago

Vincent “Vinny” Mariano Drago passed away suddenly on July 16, 2021 at age 22. Brother Drago was a Cement Masons Local 527 apprentice. He was a 2017 graduate of Bishop DuBourg High School and proudly...

Facebook fundraiser set up to help Laborers 110 member’s family with expenses

Family and friends of Shawn Richard Joedicke, a Laborers Local 110 member who had worked at Fred Weber Construction, have set up a Facebook fundraiser account to help pay for his funeral expenses. Joedicke, 45,...

Missouri launches vaccine incentive lottery as COVID-19 cases surge throughout the state

By SHERI GASSAWAY Correspondent Missouri has introduced an incentive program that will offer 900 residents who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine the chance to win $10,000. Republican Gov. Mike Parson made the announcement last week...

39th Annual First Capitol Day banquet will honor legacy of late Labor leader Robert...

O’Fallon, MO – The St. Charles County Democratic Central Committee First Capitol Day Banquet will honor the legacy of Robert J. Kelley Aug. 20 with the presentation of the first Robert J. Kelley Labor...

What is the Alliance for Retired Americans?

Organization of retired union members affiliated with the AFL-CIO, and non-union, community-based members Part 1 of a series The Alliance for Retired Americans is a 501 (c)(4) non-profit, nonpartisan organization of retired union members affiliated with...

This week in labor history: August 2-8

AUGUST 2 1918 – The first General Strike in Canadian history is held in Vancouver, organized as a one-day political protest against the killing of draft evader and labor activist Albert “Ginger” Goodwin, who had...

This week in labor history: July 26-August 1

JULY 26 1877 – In Chicago, 30 workers are killed by federal troops, more than 100 wounded at the “Battle of the Viaduct” during the Great Railroad Strike. 1894 – President Grover Cleveland appoints a United...

U.S. Sec. of Labor Marty Walsh promotes Biden administration’s infrastructure and jobs plan during...

‘We’re going to build 21st century infrastructure through good-paying union jobs.’ By TIM ROWDEN Managing Editor “There’s nothing wrong with being a union member,” U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh said last week while visiting with St....

Improved Illinois bond ratings paves way for ‘roads, bridges, schools and other projects’

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Throughout Illinois’ years of financial struggle under both Democratic and Republican governors, one constant concern was the state’s bond ratings, which seemed to keep dropping no matter what...