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IN MEMORIAM: Iron Workers Local 392’s Michael Cristel

Michael C. Cristel, a member of Iron Workers Local 392, passed away Aug. 23 at age 74. Brother Cristel, of Highland, Ill., graduated from Collinsville...

IN MEMORIAM: UFCW 655’s Mary Ann Kruse

Mary Ann Kruse (nee Clynes), age 87, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church passed away on Aug. 17, 2022. Loving wife of...

Honoring one of their own

FOR HIS FAITHFUL SERVICE of 25 years to his community, the Community Fire Protection District raised a memorial flag on Aug. 29/30 to pay...

Faculty union leader, member of S.W. Illinois Labor Council Leo Welch...

Francis Leo Welch, 83, of O’Fallon, Ill., a biology teacher, faculty union leader and member of the Southwestern Illinois Labor Council, died on Tuesday,...

Labor community remembers former BUD Program Director Russ Signorino

By SHERI GASSAWAY Correspondent Changing lives, providing opportunities and opening doors. That’s how most in the Labor community remember former Building Union Diversity (BUD) Program Director...

IN MEMORIAM: Iron Workers Local 392’s John Hollingsead

John Hollingsead, an Iron Workers Local 392 retiree, of Centralia, IL passed away April 19, 2022 at his home at age 66. He loved...

IN MEMORIAM: Laborers Local 110’s Gerald “Jerry” Akers

Gerald “Jerry” Akers, a Laborers Local 110 retiree, died after a two-year battle with lung cancer on April 11, 2022, surrounded by his loving...

Arrangements for former BUD Program Director Russ Signorino set for May...

A visitation and funeral service for former Building Union Diversity (BUD) Program Director Russ Signorino will be held on Sunday, May 1. Brother Signorino, who...

IN MEMORIAM: Teamsters 688’s retired business representative Pete Youngcourt

Pete Youngcourt, retired business representative for Teamsters Local 688, passed away on March 11, 2022. Brother Youngcourt retired in 2009 after 40 years as a...

IN MEMORIAM: Former Gas Workers 11-6 Business Manager Joe Schulte

Joseph Leo (Joe) Schulte, former business manager of Gas Workers Local 11-6 and a longtime member of the St. Louis Labor Council Executive Board,...