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OPINION: Jobless rate lowest in half a century

By ALEX HENDERSON According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the United States unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent in March, meaning the...

One Man’s View: ‘What if it was your kid?’

NBA Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr summed up the controversy over sensible gun safety measures and reducing gun violence in America last week...

OPINION: Another failed legislative year

By DAVID A. COOK President UFCW Local 655 By the time you’re reading this the Missouri legislative session for 2022 will be complete. This year will go...

OPINION: The Initiative Petition process in Missouri is under attack

Politicians want to change it to silence our voices By RICHARD VON GLAHN Policy Director Missouri Jobs with Justice One-hundred-fifteen years ago, Missourians saw fit to enshrine the...

OPINION: Top 10 things to happen for Missouri Labor in 2021

By STEPHEN WEBBER Political Director Missouri AFL-CIO Grinding through the second year of the pandemic has been tough for everyone. Living in a state with an anti-union...

OPINION – ‘Amazon won’t let us leave:’ Tornado creates modern Triangle...

By C.J. ATKINS “Amazon won’t let us leave.” That was the last message 46-year-old Larry Virden sent his girlfriend on the evening of Dec. 10. A...

OPINION: A ‘Thank you’ will go a long way

By DAVID COOK President United Food & Commercial Workers Local 655 Anyone who walks into a grocery store this month will see the obvious: this is the...

OPINION: The strike wave shows the tight Labor market is ready...

By JONAH FURMAN and GABRIEL WINANT Shortly before midnight on Oct. 13, production workers at a John Deere facility in Waterloo, Iowa, started shutting down...

OPINION: Union popularity is at an all-time high — so what...

We must prioritize organizing; leadership is the key By DAVID COOK President United Food & Commercial Workers Local 655 There was a rare moment of good news (last)...

OPINION: A century after the Battle of Blair Mountain, protecting workers’...

By DAVE KEMPER One hundred years ago last week, in the late summer of 1921, at least 7,000 West Virginia coal miners affiliated with the...