Judge Overturns Illinois Order Restricting Union Dues

St. Clair County’s Christopher Kolker takes action against Governor Rauner’s executive decision


A stock photo of the St. Louis Arena on the day of its demolition in February, 1999.

Apartment Project Nears Completion at Site of St. Louis Arena

Those who’ve been working on the project will be saluted by the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust during an event at the site Monday.


Sen. Claire McCaskill

Sen. McCaskill Introduces Bill to Limit Government Red Tape on Building Projects

“American employers can’t afford unnecessary and duplicative delays while multiple federal agencies check boxes. We need a streamlined and navigable process…”


Photo: Getty/Taylor Hill

AFL-CIO Applauds Gov. Nixon’s ‘Paycheck Protection’ Veto

“Thank God that we have a Democratic governor that supports workers in the state because that bill is bad,” Bob Soutier, President of the Greater St. Louis Labor Council said.


Lewis Reed (left) at news conference with Carpenter's Union Business Representative Jo-Ann Williams

Lewis Reed Accuses Mayor Slay of Union Busting

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–Courting the union vote, Mayoral hopeful Lewis Reed stood on the steps of city hall accusing Mayor Slay of pushing a plan to force new city hires to sign a document waiving their benefits. […]


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn  (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Still Few Gains In Illinois Pension Talks

One suggestion: extend the temporary income tax increase, set to expire in 2015, and earmark that revenue towards paying the pension obligations.



$13 Million Facelift For Holy Infant Apartments In Shrewsbury

New HVAC, energy-efficient retrofits part of upgrade.



Details Of Multi-Million Dollar Shrewsbury Project To Be Unveiled Today

Announcement comes during annual PRIDE construction summit.


Brad Harriman

Labor Union Makes Endorsement in 12th District

The Illinois AFL-CIO has endorsed Democrat Brad Harriman of O’Fallon.


Roads and Stuff

Building and Maintaining Roads Equals Jobs

Federal spending can be a hard sell to Republicans these days.


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