Labor

United Steel Workers rally for new contract in Granite City, Illinois on August 21, 2015. Their current pact with U.S. Steel expires September 1. (KMOX photo)

Granite City Steel Workers Rally For Contract

Hundreds take part in local show of solidarity, as talks with big steel companies heat up across the United States

08/22/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announces that St. Louis-area building trades have committed to a 24-hour construction schedule without overtime to build a stadium during a news conference in St. Louis on Feb. 19, 2015. (Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI)

Construction Trades Commit to Fast-Track St. Louis Stadium Construction

Three shifts a day, five days a week, with no overtime – that’s what local labor leaders are committing to to reduce the time and cost of constructing a new NFL stadium in St. Louis.

02/19/2015

File photo of a snow plow. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Snow, Ice Removal Costs Hit $27 Million In Kentucky

Kentucky’s Transportation Cabinet has spent $27 million on snow and ice removal this season, with plenty of winter still left.

02/03/2014

View of the skyline in the city of Seattle. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Labor Leader Predicts Seattle Machinists Will Reject Boeing’s Offer

“I think that ultimately, if they turn it down, it’s probably a positive for the state of Missouri,” Labor Council President Emeritus Bob Kelley said.

12/23/2013

Herrin Mine Grand Jury 1922

Researchers Will Excavate Site of Deadly 1922 Labor Strike

Williamson County Judge Brad Bleyer gave an archaeology team the go-ahead on Monday for the work in Herrin Cemetery, which was being held up by an injunction.

09/10/2013

Photo: KMOX

Metro, Transit Union to Resume Talks This Week

“One of us has to bend,” Amalgamated Transit Union Local 788 President Mike Breihan said. “I’m willing to bend a little bit if they’re willing to bend a little bit. We both have to give a little bit.”

09/09/2013

Fast food workers strike in St. Louis, spring 2013

St. Louis Fast Food Workers Expected to Protest This Week

Organizers say dozens of restaurants will be affected. The workers will be joined by clergy and community supporters.

07/28/2013

Groups supporting Walmart workers protest working conditions at the company in front of a Walmart Superstore on Nov. 23, 2012, in Secaucus, N.J. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Michigan’s Brain Dead GOP

The curse of brain dead Republicans is not limited to Washington, DC. It turns out that GOP leaders in state capitols have also been unable to digest the results of November’s elections.

12/12/2012

Job seekers wait in line (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy Theory

There is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama’s birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.

11/16/2012

(Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty)

Hostess Shutting Down For Good After Labor Clash

Company says labor strife forced their hand.

11/16/2012

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