UA Plumbers & Pipefitters’ VIP Program helps vets and journeymen with job skills

Nationwide – The Veterans In Piping (VIP) Program, a unique, nationwide effort by the United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters (UA) to help returning veterans obtain job skills, and help journeymen upgrade the skills...

Greater St. Louis Labor Council endorses Stenger for St. Louis County Executive

It’s official. The Greater St. Louis Labor Council has endorsed Democrat Steve Stenger for St. Louis County Executive in the Primary Election Aug. 5. Stenger is challenging incumbent Democrat Charlie Dooley, whose falling out with...

RTW fight is still on

House could vote on anti-worker measure at any time Jefferson City – The Missouri House of Representatives took a first vote on the right-to-work (RTW) House Bill (HB 1770) earlier this month, but because of...

Schnucks $5 for Fight Fund eScrip card underused, leaving money on the table

Only $1,934 raised in first 8 months; ‘free money’ being lost to help union families With summer coming on and unemployment in Missouri growing slightly, there are still hundreds of union families in need of...

Missouri Supreme Court expands legal rights for injured workers

Jefferson City –Dan Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said his group may urge legislators to overturn the Missouri Supreme Court’s decision giving greater legal protections to injured...

IBEW Local 4 fighting to save members’ jobs, prevent gutting of local news at...

Remember what happened at the Gannett and Knight-Ridder-owned Detroit Free Press and Detroit News? The strike that nearly sunk the newspapers and gutted the newsrooms? Gannett’s subsequent purchase of the Free Press from Knight-Ridder? Well,...

University City threatens six fire fighters’ jobs

At issue: Can fire fighters participate in the political process on their own time? University City – The jobs of six union fire fighters here are at stake after they exercised their free speech rights...

Bipartisan opposition to RTW

Partial victory could be undone with another roll call vote By TIM ROWDEN Editor Jefferson City – Despite relentless pressure from national conservative front groups, anti-worker right-to-work (RTW) legislation in the Missouri House failed to get the...

RTW fact vs. fiction

Frame and Kinder take the debate to Westminster College Fulton – Gearing up for Missouri House vote on right-to-work (RTW), Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and Rep. Michael Frame (D-Eureka), both visited Westminster College, a...

Rally behind Gov. Quinn now to save Illinois jobs

Collinsville – Dale Stewart, Executive Secretary-Treasurer for the Southwestern Illinois Building & Construction Trades Council, says Illinois unions had better be working now for the re-election of Gov. Pat Quinn this November. Speaking at the...