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OPINION: Black workers are Organized Labor’s bedrock — and future

If we are in true solidarity with everyone in our movement, we all win By APRIL SIMS Secretary-Treasurer Washington State Labor Council Black History Month has offered us...

OPINION: Louis DeJoy is plotting more moves to destroy the Postal Service — he must be stopped

By JOAN McCARTER The U.S. Postal Service (USPS), still reeling from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s sabotage to help the Trump campaign; the spread of COVID-19;...

OPINION: Let’s be clear: ‘Right-to-work’ is wrong. The PRO Act will wipe it off the map

By JAKE HUMMEL President Missouri AFL-CIO Nearly 60 million people say they would join a union today if they could. The problem? Union-busters, greedy CEOs, and woefully...

OPINION: How Biden moved swiftly to protect workers’ rights in one of his first official acts

By TOM CONWAY United Steelworkers Time and again over the past few years, as he fought to protect his coworkers at Bobcat’s North Dakota plant, William...

OPINION: Passing the PRO Act will usher in a new era for workers

By CHRIS SHELTON President Communications Workers of America (CWA) The reintroduction of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, historic, bipartisan legislation to make it easier...

ONE MAN’S VIEW: The future of America is up to each of us

Democracy prevails. America prevails. The inauguration on Jan. 20 of President Joe Biden promises a new beginning for America. And Thank God! With tears in my...

OPINION: Stopping government corruption is a team effort; your help is vital

By NICOLE GALLOWAY, CPA Missouri State Auditor Two years ago, I launched a renewed effort to fight fraud and abuse in government by creating the Public...

OPINION: A message to the children on today’s craziness

By RABBI SUSAN TALVE Central Reform Congregation I know that it looks bad. It is. Seeing adults use hate speech and violence to get what they want...

YOUR LETTERS: Biden’s ‘Buy American’ executive order will boost economy

The concept of Buy American is simple: Our tax dollars should be used to create jobs and advance production here at home. For far too...

YOUR LETTERS: Marjorie Taylor Greene does not belong on the Education Committee

Conspiracy theories don’t belong in our schools. Hate, racism and anti-Semitism don’t belong in our schools. Bullying and harassment don’t belong in our schools. Republicans...

OPINION: A fresh start

By RANDI WEINGARTEN President, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) On Jan. 20, 2021, the United States inaugurated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. It’s...

OPINION: 14 policy priorities to heal the nation: A Moral and Economic Agenda for the first 100 days

By REV. WILLIAM BARBER II and REV. LIZ THEOHARIS As Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris assume the offices of President and Vice-President of the...

YOUR LETTERS: Issues that inspired the Capitol mob must be addressed

Regarding “Trump sees power as private property — a habit shared by autocrats throughout the ages” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jan. 19, 2021): On Nov....

YOUR LETTERS: Fixing the systems that have failed working families

We welcome President Biden’s actions to reverse the Trump administration’s cruel, racist and divisive immigration policies and introduce constructive, inclusive alternatives. These essential steps...

ONE MAN’S VIEW: It’s time to turn around the disaster of the past 4 years; we can do it!

Who would have ever imagined the events of the few two weeks? As the pandemic surges, leaving so many working families to struggling to make...

OPINION: My hope for Missouri workers in 2021

By REV. DR. TERESA MITHEN DANIELEY Missouri Jobs with Justice As we begin another year in the Missouri Legislature and the new Biden/Harris Administration, I maintain...

OPINION: The facts are the facts

By WILLIAM ENYART It’s time to face facts folks.  Everybody gets to have their own opinion. You do not get to have your own facts. You can...

ONE MAN’S VIEW: A second ‘date of infamy’

“...a date which will live in infamy. – President Franklin D. Roosevelt, speaking in response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec....

OPINION: Where we go from here: A personal account of the insurrection

By U.S. REP. ADAM SCHIFF Before too much time passed, I tried to sit down and process what happened on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Here...