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Metro Bus Drivers Back to Work

Metro bus drivers reported to work on time this morning and officials with the transit company say everything is running smoothly.

04/08/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri House Endorses Limits on Union Payments

The Republican-led Missouri House took another step Monday in a repeat bid to require labor organizations to ask public employees every year to agree to have union fees automatically deducted from their paychecks.

04/01/2014

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 4:  (L-R) Republican candidates for governor of Illinois, Bill Brady, Dan Rutherford, Kirk Dillard, and Bruce Rauner prepare to speak on March 4, 2014 at a public forum at the David and Reva Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. The debate was hosted at a University of Chicago venue, and the candidates answered a range of social questions from abortion to the death penalty. (Photo by Terrence Antonio James-Pool/Getty Images)

Republican Gov. Candidates Debate Unions

One of the four Republican candidates has become vocal about his view of unions.

03/10/2014

Jefferson City 4, Gettyy Images, Dennis McDonald

Mo. Republicans Fight for “Right-To-Work”

Missouri House Republicans are fighting unions and democrats to make the Show-Me State a right-to-work state.

02/25/2014

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mo. House Committee Endorses ‘Right to Work’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri House committee has endorsed a measure, known as “right to work,” that would bar labor contracts from requiring that all employees pay union fees. The House Workforce Development […]

02/11/2014

Mo. Lt. Governor Peter Kinder greeting seniors in St. Louis County

Kinder: ‘The Votes Are There’ For Right-To-Work in 2014

“Passage is assured in the House, the votes are there in the Senate, and I believe we stand an excellent chance at making this progress”

12/24/2013

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

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

Illinois Governor Signs Pension Overhaul Into Law

The overhaul, approved by the General Assembly this week after years of delay and inaction, cuts benefits for most employees and retirees.

12/05/2013

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Missouri Labor Leaders Vow 24-hour Work for Boeing

In hopes to sweeten the deal, St. Louis area construction labor councils have committed to work around the clock and forgo overtime to help Missouri compete for and win Boeing’s next-generation commercial aircraft, the 777X.

12/03/2013

Governor Nixon on Thanksgiving Eve dreaming of landing a Boeing project to St. Louis

UPDATE: Nixon Considers Special Session to Land Boeing Jet Deal

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is reportedly considering a special session to pass an incentive package.

11/27/2013

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