Cash rebates are latest new benefit of Obama health care reform law

One of the most visible impacts of the new Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare,” will begin showing up in the next few weeks as Missouri and Illinois residents in health care plans...

Third fire fighter pension bill creates real danger for residents, fire fighters

UPDATE 2: LEGAL BATTLE St. Louis – With the passage of Board Bill 12 last week by the Board of Aldermen to completely eliminate the current fire fighters pension plan and install a new one...

McCaskill earns Tea Party respect

Lebanon, Mo.—U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, in a campaign tour of rural Missouri recently, impressed a small group of Tea Party members so much they invited her to come to one of their meetings. As reported...

Utility workers protection law waits for governor’s signature

Jefferson City – Thanks to the last minute efforts of Senator Tim Green (D-North County), a long sought after change in Missouri law to give utility and cable workers the same on-the-job protection afforded...

Senator McCaskill urges unions to promote the truth about the Affordable Care Act

Castigates Republicans for ‘Sticking up for freeloaders’ By TIM ROWDEN Staff Writer St. Louis – “I’ve never known Republicans to do this much sticking up for freeloaders,” Senator Claire McCaskill quipped at a meeting of union leaders...

Enyart would vote to uphold health care law

Scott Air Force Base – Bill Enyart entered the health care debate last week saying he would vote against repealing President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA). Speaking in the shade beneath an airplane wing...

City loses first round in legal battle with fire fighters

UPDATE 1: LEGAL BATTLE Round one: City loses: St. Louis Circuit Court judge Robert Dierker issued a preliminary injunction against the City of St. Louis enforcing Board Bill 11, a new ordinance passed by the...

Sen. Tim Green wraps up 24 years of public service

By DANA SPITZER Managing Editor Florissant ­— About a month after State Sen. Tim Green’s days in the Missouri state legislature ended, he was driving along north Lindbergh Boulevard reminiscing about some of the highlights of...

Our Opinion: It’s time for binding arbitration to find an equitable resolution to...

Part 12 (Last in the series) – It’s time to get back to bargaining table and put the verbal baseball bats aside By ED FINKELSTEIN Publisher St. Louis- Over the past 11 weeks in this space we’ve...

Union leaders cheer high court’s health care decision

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer And Labor Tribune Staff   Washington (PAI)--Union leaders across America and here in St. Louis and Southern Illinois cheered the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on June 28 upholding the comprehensive national health care...