Jeff Abousie

A barrel of blue and yellow colored shovels sit in wait for Tuesday's IKEA groundbreaking in St. Louis. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Industry Leaders Expect Construction Boom in St. Louis

They say even without an NFL stadium or a defense mapping headquarters the city will be in demand of construction employees.

08/28/2015

Labor leader Jeff Abousie has a son who plays drums in the house

Kevin Killeen’s Whole ‘nother Story — His Son’s Drum Set

Today, Kevin talks with labor leader Jeff Abousie about what it’s like to have a drum player in the house…

10/09/2014

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley

Dooley and Organized Labor Drifting Apart

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–Some local union leaders tell St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley he’s officially on the outs with organized labor. “We told him that support for his re-election effort doesn’t appear to be there at […]

09/16/2013

Jeff Abousie, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, St. Louis Building and Construction Trades

Recession Continues to Hammer Local Construction Industry

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–Leaders of the local construction industry say the hard times that began in 2008 are continuing — with the unemployement rate among skilled laborers hovering between 20 and 25 percent. “I think it’s been […]

09/13/2012

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