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Steelworker retirees awards luncheon is Aug. 14

Steelworker retirees awards luncheon is Aug. 14

Pontoon Beach, IL – The Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) Chapter 34-7-2 will hold its annual awards banquet on Monday,..

July 17, 2017
To stop RTW, contact your legislators NOW!

To stop RTW, contact your legislators NOW!

Thousands of union members and friends of working families have contacted their senators and representatives through phone calls, letters..

September 8, 2015
Lying campaign for RTW expands with  robo-calls, door-hangers

Lying campaign for RTW expands with robo-calls, door-hangers

Goal to pressure worker-friendly Republicans into deserting their beliefs that RTW is wrong for Missouri workers, families By ED..

August 24, 2015
Union family to MO legislator: ‘RTW would hurt us’

Union family to MO legislator: ‘RTW would hurt us’

Had it not been for the Shuey family’s union affiliation, life would have been much different, and not in a positive way. That’s why..

August 17, 2015
MO ARA urges letter-writing campaign to sustain Gov.’s veto of RTW

MO ARA urges letter-writing campaign to sustain Gov.’s veto of RTW

By TIM ROWDEN Editor Hazelwood, MO – Focusing on right-to-work and the need for union members – and all Missourians, working and..

August 17, 2015
PolitiFact: Americans For Prosperity’s ‘facts’ are FALSE

PolitiFact: Americans For Prosperity’s ‘facts’ are FALSE

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), one of the Koch Brothers right-wing conservative front groups, is financing the right-to-work campaign in..

August 12, 2015
Right-wing steps up pressure campaign on lawmakers with huge TV, radio buy, door-to-door campaign

Right-wing steps up pressure campaign on lawmakers with huge TV, radio buy, door-to-door campaign

Front group commits unlimited funds to deception campaign The right-wing has stepped up its pressure on Missouri legislators leading up to..

August 12, 2015
Here’s how you can help defeat right-to-work on Sept. 16

Here’s how you can help defeat right-to-work on Sept. 16

Want to help in the right-to-work fight? Here’s how: • A LETTER: First and foremost, is to personally contact your state legislator..

August 12, 2015
Need a right-to-work lawn sign?

Need a right-to-work lawn sign?

THUMBS DOWN ON RTW: Members of the St. Louis Labor Council’s Executive Board at last month’s meeting displaying yard signs that make..

August 12, 2015
The truth about RTW

The truth about RTW

A first-person account of life under Louisiana’s RTW law Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in the Feb. 13, 2014..

August 5, 2015
What it’s like to work under right-to-work: His & Her perspectives

What it’s like to work under right-to-work: His & Her perspectives

Her story: Living in poverty, people still fear unions By MITZI HOFFMAN In 1999 I moved from St. Louis to South Carolina for a job. I was..

August 5, 2015
First-person: RTW will increase workplace discrimination

First-person: RTW will increase workplace discrimination

By ERIC BUENEMAN The one thing I’m most concerned about, when it comes to “right-to-work” laws, is that such laws will..

August 5, 2015
RTW is wrong. Even kids get it

RTW is wrong. Even kids get it

Right-to-work is wrong for Missouri. Just ask Trenton Inman, 6, of DeSoto. Trenton’s proud father is Michael Inman, a member of..

July 20, 2015
Still time to get July 30 edition devoted to understanding, defeating RTW

Still time to get July 30 edition devoted to understanding, defeating RTW

SUBSCRIPTION DEADLINE EXTENDED How will the right-to-work legislative veto session Sept. 16 to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s rejection of..

July 15, 2015
Workers gear up to fight bogus RTW legislation

Workers gear up to fight bogus RTW legislation

AFL–CIO gathers union leaders in Capitol to review facts, uphold veto By TIM ROWDEN Editor Jefferson City, MO – Leaders of AFL-CIO..

July 13, 2015
Victory for workers: Gov. Nixon vetoes RTW legislation

Victory for workers: Gov. Nixon vetoes RTW legislation

   

June 16, 2015
Nixon vetoes RTW

Nixon vetoes RTW

By TIM ROWDEN Editor To thunderous applause Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a measure June 4 that would have made Missouri the 26th right-to-work..

June 15, 2015
MO AFL-CIO: To sustain RTW veto, make it personal

MO AFL-CIO: To sustain RTW veto, make it personal

True to his word, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the anti-worker, wage lowering right-to-work bill (HB 116) June 4, but he will need the..

June 15, 2015
Labor, Democrats urging support of  Governor’s veto of RTW

Labor, Democrats urging support of Governor’s veto of RTW

Republicans ‘want to make this a conservative issue . . . it’s not’ By TIM ROWDEN Editor “Not long after Governor Jay Nixon vowed..

June 8, 2015
Missouri lawmakers ignore union constituents, pass RTW

Missouri lawmakers ignore union constituents, pass RTW

Nixon vows to veto By TIM ROWDEN Editor The Missouri Legislature this session passed a right-to-work law and sent it to Gov. Jay Nixon, who..

May 27, 2015
Union members battling RTW  face-to-face, town-by-town

Union members battling RTW face-to-face, town-by-town

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Collinsville – Generals tend to prefer big battles where they can maneuver and control the..

May 27, 2015
This is how Missouri Senators and Representatives voted on RTW

This is how Missouri Senators and Representatives voted on RTW

It’s important that union members know which of their Missouri legislators stood with them – and who stood against them – on this..

May 27, 2015
RTW meets with heavy opposition in Missouri Senate

RTW meets with heavy opposition in Missouri Senate

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay testifies against anti-worker measure By TIM ROWDEN Editor Jefferson City – The fiery, often partisan debate..

March 23, 2015
UFCW Local 655 member Teressa Hester testifies against ‘confusing, complicated and deceitful’ RTW bills

UFCW Local 655 member Teressa Hester testifies against ‘confusing, complicated and deceitful’ RTW bills

Teressa Hester, a member of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 655, employed at the Shop ’n Save in Ferguson, provided..

March 19, 2015
Polling again shows Missourians against RTW

Polling again shows Missourians against RTW

Legislators just won’t listen Missouri legislators just don’t want to hear the truth: Missourians DO NOT want a right-to-work law here…

March 9, 2015
The truth about RTW

The truth about RTW

A first-person account of life under Louisiana’s RTW law Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in the Feb. 13, 2014..

February 26, 2015
Urgent Member Meetings scheduled to combat RTW

Urgent Member Meetings scheduled to combat RTW

With anti-worker right-to-work, paycheck deception and anti-prevailing wage legislation moving through the Missouri Legislature at a record..

February 24, 2015
OUR VIEW: RTW – A tale of two states

OUR VIEW: RTW – A tale of two states

“It was the best of times” for conservative billionaires, CEOs and their political lackeys; “it was the worst of times” for working..

February 18, 2015
Missouri House committee wastes no time pushing through RTW legislation

Missouri House committee wastes no time pushing through RTW legislation

Emboldened by election, legislators renew their attack on workers By TIM ROWDEN Editor Jefferson City – The state legislature is again..

February 17, 2015
IUOE’s Callahan calls on union members to spread the word in fight against RTW

IUOE’s Callahan calls on union members to spread the word in fight against RTW

By TIM ROWDEN Editor Bridgeton, MO – International Union of Operating Engineers General President James T. Callahan visited Local 513..

February 9, 2015
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