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Illinois Has Begun Processing Paychecks Due Wednesday

Illinois officials say they have begun processing paychecks for state workers even though there’s no budget for the fiscal year.

07/10/2015

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Confusion in Illinois as a Court Orders State Workers Paid

A one-month Illinois budget that would guarantee state employee pay for July was approved by the House on Thursday.

07/09/2015

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New Minimum Wage Proposal: Still $15 Per Hour, Longer Wait

City Alderman Shane Cohn has filed a substitute that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $8.25 immediately, which would match Illinois.

06/24/2015

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Missouri Senate Democrats Delay Vote on Right-to-Work Bill

Missouri Senate Democrats are delaying a vote on a right-to-work measure they say is an attack on workers’ collective bargaining rights.

05/12/2015

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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

CEO of U.S. Steel promises the smokestacks in Granite City, Illinois, will not go cold forever. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Illinois Congressman Bost Says Granite City Steel Will Come Back

CEO of U.S. Steel promises shutdown is only temporary.

03/26/2015

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U.S. Steel May ‘Temporarily’ Idle Granite City Operations

Over 2,000 workers would be impacted.

03/25/2015

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. 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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