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40 new members initiated into Plumbers & Pipefitters 562

EARTH CITY, MO – Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562 recently initiated 40 men and women into the union, bringing the total number of new...

Did COVID-19 cause the worker shortage?

NEWS ANALYSIS By DOUG SWANSON Did the COVID-19 pandemic cause the worker shortage? The short answer is, no, though it is a contributing factor. According to the...

AFL-CIO Midwest District Meeting to be held virtually June 8

The AFL-CIO District Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 8, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on “Passing the PRO...

Unions collecting for holiday gift cards for laid-off Amsted Rail employees

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Granite City, IL – Labor supporters have a chance this month to help some hard-working union members and their families from...

17,000 workers impacted by Trump administration’s suspension of union elections...

The Trump National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) suspension of union elections for a two-week period at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted nearly...

OPINION: Grocery workers still on the pandemic frontlines, but without hazard...

By DAVID COOK President UFCW Local 655 In Missouri, frontline workers are continuing to show up for our communities every single day despite the very real dangers...

AFL-CIO launches ‘Am I Safe at Work?’ webtool

As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the country – and in the absence of a federal enforceable, emergency workplace COVID-19 standard – working people are...

St. Charles County absentee ballots confusing

Errors causing volunteers to remind people how to cast their ballots By MARY ANN O'TOOLE HOLLEY Correspondent Errors on St. Charles County absentee ballots could cause chaos...

Illinois public works projects must hire Illinois residents to offset unemployment

Springfield, IL – At least 90 percent of hires for public works projects in Illinois must be Illinois residents, as of July 1, under...

Five workers test positive for COVID-19 at GM’s Wentzville Assembly Plant

By TIM ROWDEN Editor Wentzville, MO – When Glenn Kage, president of UAW Local 2250, woke up Monday morning, May 8, he had one member who...