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 Education Association (MNEA), and approved their first contract with the...

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 barriers to economic opportunities by connecting Missourians to union building...

OPINION: Biden backs a just transition for the climate crisis; advocates say, ‘Prove it’

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 technology, but the politics, including bringing key constituencies like energy...

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 vaccines are safe and effective. Clinical trials show that the...

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

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 for women thanks to countless hours of repairs and improvements...

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 women enter and succeed in the building trades, is seeking...

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

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 her home on July 5, 2021. Ohren, 73, worked for 33...

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

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 of Constance (and the late Marvin) Wesselschmidt and the late...

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 stranger and could always be counted on for a good...

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 scholarship program. The GSW is an organization of union-affiliated contractors dedicated...