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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. Based on the agreed schedule of three, eight-hour shifts, five days a week, it is estimated that construction on the proposed riverfront stadium could be completed in two years and would save approximately millions in construction costs when compared to a work schedule of two 10-hour shifts. The redevelopment proposal, announced in January, calls for an open-air, 64,000-seat stadium on a 90-plus acre site on the edge of the Mississippi River for the St. Louis Rams to play their home games. (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

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

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Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Plays Catch-Up

The Salvation Army reports an uptick in its red kettle donations after a dramatic drop off earlier this season blamed on social unrest.

12/23/2014

General view of an empty office. (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Study: Employees Benefit From Natural Light During Workday

Natural light during the workday benefits employees, a new study finds.

08/18/2014

Members of the crew that built the Gateway Arch nearly a half-century ago get the rock star treatment Monday. They autographed giant posters of the Arch for a long line of people who waited for their signatures and quizzed them about their memories of the historic project. (KMOX'Brett Blume)

Memories Of Building The Arch

Workers who turned Eero Saarinen’s blueprint into a gleaming reality gather 48 years later.

10/28/2013

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Hostess Workers to Get $2.2M in Federal Assistance

The National Emergency Grant will train and re-employment nearly 400 workers throughout Missouri affected by the closure of Hostess Brands Inc.

03/19/2013

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Report: Illinois Officials Blamed For Workers’ Comp Awards

Handful of work sites accounted for large number of injury payouts.

12/05/2011

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Springfield To Vote On Regulating Unlawful Hires

The bill would require businesses to check the status of workers before hiring them.

09/07/2011

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UPDATE: U-S Chamber President Bashes Protestors Here

They decry corporate greed, call for more regulations

03/11/2011

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