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IN MEMORIAM: Steelworker and activist Virginia Ohren killed when truck crashes...

Granite City, IL –Virginia Ohren, the much-loved and respected United Steelworkers retiree and community activist, died of injuries suffered when a truck crashed into...

IN MEMORIAM: Steven Douglas Wesselschmidt, a member of Laborers Local 110,...

Brother Wesselschmidt was the beloved son of Lenore Krull and Kevin Wesselschmidt, loving brother of Julie (Greg) Jennings and Jeff Wesselschmidt, and the cherished grandson...

IN MEMORIAM: Iron Workers Local 392’s John ‘Mal’ Heffernan

John W. “Mal” Heffernan, Sr., passed away July 11, 2021, at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis at age 72. Brother Heffernan never met a...

Memorial service honors St. Louis fire fighter Rodney Heard, Sr., who...

BEING HONORED – The St. Louis Fire Department Honor Guard carries the helmet of St. Louis fire fighter Rodney Heard, Sr. during a memorial...

IN MEMORIAM: Laborers Local 110’s Charles ‘Chuck’ Sanders, Sr.

Charles Michael “Chuck” Sanders, Sr., 70, died June 15, 2021, at Mercy Jefferson Hospital in Crystal City. Brother Sanders was a 27-year member of Laborers...

St. Louis fire fighter dies from COVID-19; BackStoppers to assist family

The St. Louis City Fire Department is mourning the loss of fire fighter Rodney Heard, who died last week after a courageous battle with...

IN MEMORIAM: Iron Workers Local 392’s Timothy Funk

Timothy Michael Funk, a 23-year member of Iron Workers Local 392, passed away May 28, 2021 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Ill. He was...

IN MEMORIAM: Glaziers Local 513’s Ronald Altschuh

Ronald R. “Papa Shoes” Altschuh, of Waterloo, Ill., passed away May 6, 2021, at age 84. Brother Altschuh worked 43 years as a glazier with...

IN MEMORIAM: Laborers Local 110’s Gary Lebcowitz

Gary Allen Lebcowitz, a 51-year member of Laborers Local 110 who just received his 50-year Gold Card last June, passed away May 12, 2021. Brother...

Speakers offer emotional memories of AFSCME Local 799 President Cathi Gitchoff

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Alton, IL – The Madison County Worker’s Memorial Day observance each year has a rhythm and a sequence all its own,...