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Schatz transportation funding package earns Senate approval, with support from Democrats

Tax would provide $500 million annually, create thousands of jobs The Missouri Senate gave final approval to Sen. Dave Schatz’s (R-Sullivan) transportation funding package. The...

Teamsters Local 610-represented AMR (Abbott) Communications Center hiring full-time call takers

Dispatchers and call takers at AMR joined Local 610 in November of 2019 and ratified their first three-year contract in August 2020. Local 610 President...

Keystone XL pipeline would have cost at least 500 union rail...

Thousands of jobs in the trucking industry By TIM ROWDEN Managing Editor Even as TC Energy, the main contractor on the Keystone XL project, debunked misinformation that...

No, Biden didn’t kill 11,000 union jobs by canceling the Keystone...

The number was far lower, but impacted unions are still upset By TIM ROWDEN Managing Editor On his first day in office, Democratic President Joe Biden signed...

Illinois minimum wage increases to $11

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – The minimum wage in Illinois rose to $11 an hour on Jan. 1 as the state continues its...

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...

Stagehands 6, IBEW 1 electricians making pandemic holidays a little brighter...

By MARY ANN O’TOOLE HOLLEY Correspondent Blessings came in small, twinkling portions, but members of the Stagehands (IATSE) Local 6 were glad to get the work...

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...

City of St. Louis in running for Space Command headquarters, and...

The city of St. Louis has bid for the U.S. Space Command’s new headquarters and its 1,400 jobs, and has advanced past an initial...

Hospitality/food service workers don’t know when they’ll be going back to...

By TIM ROWDEN Managing Editor As Congress fumbled the latest version of a COVID-19 economic relief package, hundreds of thousands of laid-off hospitality and food service...