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Vistra Energy adds Baldwin, Joppa coal-fired power plants to closures list

Additional closures raise projected job losses to 545 By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Baldwin, IL – The problem of transitioning from coal energy to cleaner sources isn’t...

GM to lay-off 1,200 UAW Local 2250 members at Wentzville plant

St. Charles County designated a ‘coronavirus hot spot’ Citing employees’ concerns about COVID-19, General Motors has announced it will temporarily lay-off a shift of workers...

Steelworkers facing layoffs at U.S. Steel in Granite City

Granite City, IL – About 90 members of Steelworkers Local 1899 on Monday were preparing for an indefinite layoff brought on by declines in...

Workers facing reality of coronavirus: ‘It’s strange not knowing’

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has upended our lives. While many are laid-off or working from home, other essential workers continue to show up, doing their...

Labor Tribune survey results: Impact of COVID-19 on working people

The Labor Tribune has been conducting a survey of workers impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus, inquiring into their job status, working conditions and concerns....

Trump Labor Secretary curtails unemployment benefits, other worker relief efforts

The Trump Labor Department has taken action to limit the scope of worker assistance and health protections deemed too cumbersome for employers in the...

Local entertainment unions reeling as work dries up

While workers everywhere are suffering from the work stoppages and slowdowns caused by the COVID-19 virus, workers in the entertainment industry are getting especially...

Missouri AFL-CIO Dislocated Worker Program providing assistance, resources for workers facing...

Unemployment assistance for Missouri/Illinois workers The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many working families. The Missouri AFL-CIO’s Dislocated Worker program partners with the state of Missouri to...

Amsted Rail lays off 110 Steelworkers; says more cuts are coming

Granite City, IL – Amsted Rail has laid off about 110 steelworkers for lack of orders for the steel castings it makes for the...

A week after Trump bragged ‘business is thriving’ U.S. Steel laying...

By TIM ROWDEN Editor President Donald Trump had barely uttered his latest brag about the success of his steel tariffs when U.S. Steel announced last week...
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