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Machinists Withdraw Request for SC Boeing Union Vote

The Machinists union is delaying its attempt to organize Boeing workers in South Carolina, announcing Friday that it’s withdrawing a petition to hold a union vote next week.

04/17/2015

Riders slow their horses after racing 5 furlongs on a sloppy track during the first race of the year at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Illinois, on March 15, 2011. (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Fairmount Race Track Closed

The track called off racing today because they do not have enough workers to keep the facility open.

03/31/2015

Majority Leader John Diehl (KMOX file photo)

House Speaker: Inevitable Missouri Becomes Right-to-Work State

Right-to-work legislation will pass in Missouri, says House Speaker John Diehl.

02/13/2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Largest Ill. Employee Union Says Rauner’s Latest Executive Action is ‘Blatantly Illegal’

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s move to eliminate “fair share” payments from public sector employees who opt out of joining a union, but still get benefits from collective bargaining, is “blatantly illegal,” according to AFSCME Council 31 spokesman Anders Lindall.

02/11/2015

Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) makes his comments at the Jefferson Jackson dinner in St. Louis on June 7, 2014. The Jefferson Jackson dinner is a yearly gathering of the state's democratic party. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Durbin Says He’s Against ‘Right to Work’ Laws and Doesn’t Want Them in Illinois

Durbin says if the result of a right-to-work law is reducing pay and preventing employees from collectively bargaining over workplace conditions, the idea “doesn’t do workers any favors.”

02/09/2015

St. Louis Police

Few Details After Two St. Louis Shootings

One victim can’t talk to police because he was shot in the face. Another is refusing to talk.

01/28/2015

Fast-food protest outside Hardee's on Hampton at I-44. Workers are demanding $15 an hour. (Brett Blume/KMOX)

Fast-Food Employees Demand Minimum Wage Increase

Fast-food workers are walking out from behind the counter and onto the sidewalks to intensify their demands, including here in St. Louis.

12/04/2014

Photo courtesy of Flickr, Metro St. Louis

Union Members to Vote on New Agreement with Metro Today

For the first time in three years, Metro’s bus and train drivers and mechanics could have a new contract by the end of today.

09/25/2014

Fast food workers protest outside the downtown St. Louis McDonalds for $15/hour on July 31. Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume

Fast Food Workers Rally for $15 Wage, Right to Form Union

A local rally got underway this morning at the McDonald’s on Tucker downtown.

07/31/2014

A St. Louis Police Department vehicle is pictured in front of the old police headquarters in downtown St. Louis on November 7, 2012. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Police Officers Approve New Union Agreement

Police Officers Association President Joe Steiger notes that this is the first contract since local control took effect.

06/26/2014

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