To have a voice in the political process, join your local Labor Club

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REACHING OUT TO VETERANS: Rockwood Labor Club members participating in the Veterans Open House were (seated from left) Tom Madden (Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562), U.S. Army veteran Shawn Milligan (Local 562), U.S. Air Force veteran Larry Myers (Local 562), U.S. Navy veteran Clay Lunsford (Elevator Constructors Local 3), U.S. Army veteran Mark Young (Local 3) and (standing from left) Labor Club President Marty McClimens (Local 562) and Vice President Wally Wuelling (Local 3). – Labor Tribune file photo

In Missouri, gaining a voice in local, statewide and national politics starts with your area labor club.

There are labor-political clubs throughout the St. Louis area and other parts of Missouri. These clubs provide members with information on pending legislation, interview and evaluate political candidates, make recommendations to the Greater St. Louis Labor Council for COPE endorsements and provide volunteers for leafleting and poll workers. They are the first crucial step toward electing worker-friendly candidates.

Union members are encouraged to become a member of the labor club in their vicinity.

To join, come to the next meeting or contact a spokesperson for the club nearest you.

FRANKLIN COUNTY LABOR POLITICAL COMMITTEE

Meets: 7:30 p.m. first Monday of the month

Location: Hagies 19th Hole, 618 North Washington Avenue, Union, MO 63084

President: John Smreker (Ironworkers Local 396)

Contact info: P.O. Box 21, Union, MO 63084

Phone: 636-368-1366

E-mail: franklincountylabor.mo@gmail.com

JEFFERSON COUNTY LABOR POLITICAL COMMITTEE

Meets: 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month (Executive Board at 6 pm)

Location: 4 Main Street, Festus, MO 63028

President: Chuck DeMoulin (IBEW Local 1)

Contact info: 4 Main Street, Festus, MO 63028

Phone: 636-933-9700

Email: jprdemocraticclub@sbcglobal.net

MID-MISSOURI LABOR CLUB

Meets: 6 p.m. the second Monday of the month

Location: Columbia Labor Temple, 611 N. Garth, Columbia, MO 65203

President: Russ Unger (Sheet Metal Workers Local 36)

Contact info: P.O. Box 471, Fulton, MO 65251

Phone: 573-642-1833

MINERAL AREA LABOR LEGISLATIVE CLUB

Meets: 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month

Location: American Legion Post 39, 5073 Flat River Road, Farmington, MO 63640

President: Lee Asher (IBEW Local 1)

Contact info: P.O. Box 92, Farmington, MO 63640

Phone: 573-631-4395

NORTH COUNTY LABOR LEGISLATIVE CLUB

Meets: 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month, with the exception of July, August and September in non-election years (Executive Board meets at 6 p.m.)

Location: IAM District Lodge 837, 212 Utz Lane Hazelwood, MO 63042

President: Frederick C. Searcy, Jr. (Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562)

Contact info: 12385 Larimore Rd., St. Louis, MO 63138

Phone: 314-914-5744

Email: freds@pnp562.org

NORTHEAST MISSOURI LABOR LEGISLATIVE CLUB

Meets: 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month

Location: Electricians Hall, 801 Church Street, Hannibal, MO 63401

President: Steve Garner (Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562)

Contact info: P.O. Box 735, Fulton, MO 65251

Phone: 573-592-0201

ROCKWOOD LABOR CLUB

Meets: 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month

Location: Eureka-Pacific Elks Lodge, 19 West First Street, Eureka, MO 63025

President: Marty McClimens (Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562)

Contact: 2174 Timber Ridge, Pacific, MO 63069

Phone: 314-494-8985

Email: madden_tom@yahoo.com

ST. LOUIS CITY LABOR LEGISLATIVE CLUB

Meets: 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month

Location: Laborers' Local 42, 301 S Ewing Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103 for the next two months.

President: Dave Holmes (Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562-retired)

Contact info: 1540 St. Vincent Ct., St. Louis, MO 63104

Email: daveholmes1948@yahoo.com

SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY LABOR POLITICAL ORGANIZATION

Meets: 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month, January through October

Location: Genesis Banquet Center, 2651 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63125

President: Scott Ramshaw (Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562)

Contact: P.O. Box 510387, St. Louis, MO 63151

Phone: 314-355-1000

E-Mail: socolabor@aol.com

TRI-COUNTY LABOR LEGISLATIVE CLUB

Meets: 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month (Executive Board meets at 6:00 pm)

Location: #10 Droste Square, 506 Droste Rd., St. Charles, MO 63301

President: Steve Bailey (Bricklayers Local 1)

Contact info: 20 Sunny View Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376

WARREN COUNTY LABOR LEGISLATIVE CLUB

Meets: 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month (Executive Board meets at 6:30 p.m.)

Location: Ruiz Mexican Restaurant, 223 E. North Service Road, Wright City, MO 63390

President: Charlie Redecker (Carpenters Local 32)

Contact info: 27250 State Highway U, Warrenton, MO 63383

Phone: 636-235-8042

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