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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

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

Emergency responders simulate disater at Scottrade Center in St. Louis

Missouri Union Bill Exempts First Responders

Some lawmakers are trying to curb the power of organized labor, but want to avoid upsetting some key political constituencies, namely police and firefighters.

05/10/2014

Photo: Thinkstock

Labor Leader Indicted on Fraud Charges

Anthony Davis, president of Mail Handlers Local 314, was indicted for his alleged embezzlement of approximately $40,660 of union funds.

04/29/2014

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