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In Memoriam: Chris Weir, retired officer of IBEW Local 309

Christopher Joseph Weir, 57, of Maryville, Ill., a recent retiree as assistant business manager of IBEW Local 309 and a member of the apprentice...

Passing of Jim Fitzgerald, first president of SLPOA, should remind us...

By JEFF ROORDA Executive Director/Business Manager St. Louis Police Officers Association  He didn’t have wooden teeth or a powdered wig, but Jim Fitzgerald was most certainly the...

Herb Johnson, retired secretary-treasurer of the Missouri AFL-CIO, dies at 78

By TIM ROWDEN Managing Editor Parkville, MO – Herbert “Herb” Johnson, retired secretary-treasurer of the Missouri AFL-CIO, died suddenly on Oct. 18, 2021. Johnson, 78, of Parkville,...

IN MEMORIAM: Gateway LERA founding member Dr. Gladys Gruenberg

Dr. Gladys Walleman Gruenberg, a pioneer for Labor and women and a founding member of the Labor and Employment Association (LERA) Gateway Chapter, passed...

IN MEMORIAM: Celebration of life for IBEW Local 1’s Dave Sachse...

A celebration of life ceremony for former IBEW Local 1 executive board member David “Dave” M. Sachse is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9. The event,...

IN MEMORIAM: Tile Setters Local 18’s Michael Riess

Michael J. Riess, 56, of Addieville, Ill., born March 21, 1965 in Belleville, Ill. died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 in Addieville. Brother Riess was a...

IN MEMORIAM: Laborers Local 100 former President, Secretary-Treasurer Frank Lucco

Frank Lucco, 78, former president and secretary-treasurer of Laborers Local 100 passed away on Aug. 11, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, Ill. Brother...

Madison County loses friend of Labor Bill Haine, a giant of...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent William “Bill” R. Haine, a longtime friend of Labor who served as Madison County state’s attorney before winning election to the...

IN MEMORIAM: Former Illinois AFL-CIO president Robert Gibson

One of Illinois’ most respected Labor leaders, Robert G. Gibson, a Granite City native and president of the Illinois AFL-CIO from 1979 to 1989,...

Former IBEW Local 1 Business Manager Stephen Schoemehl dies of cancer

Celebration of life planned for Sept. 12 Stephen P. Schoemehl, former IBEW Local 1 business manager, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2021, after a...