Labor News

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Missourians file 350,000 signatures for higher minimum wage

Labor, community and faith allies, along with low-wage workers have something to be excited about here in the Show-Me-State.

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State workers' lobby day important for all workers

The immediate struggle for pay raises and collective bargainingis part of the larger, national context for democracy and progressive change.

Utility workers: American Water in more hot water

The same highly-profitable nationwide utility that is trying to drastically raise rates on its St. Louis customers is using workers from a non-union labor law-breaking company to try to replace its Utility Worker members.

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Postal workers rally in St. Louis (video)

Postal workers held hundreds of simultaneous rallies all across the country to bring attention to a bill that would address the manufactured financial crisis facing the Postal Service.

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St. Louis labor and community rallies to support Verizon strikers

CWA members, union supporters and community activists rallied outside of a St. Louis Verizon store.

Attacks on labor end in a whimper

The third big front in the right-wing Republican-business state-by-state war on workers, in Missouri, ended when the state legislature adjourned in May.

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“Greed on steroids” at Missouri water company

American Water made $268 million in profits last year and paid its top seven executives a combined $12.5 million, but wants big cuts from workers, the union says.

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Union leaders urge: Act now to stop paycheck "protection" laws

"This is about eliminating the organizations that represent people. With one vote they are trying to take away our rights."

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Missouri unions mobilize against anti-worker bills

Referring to the state legislature's Republican leadership, Mike Louis, from International Association Machinists District 9, said, "These people are not our friends."

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“Thank God for the union”: Labor leads on community aid

With the increased attacks on unions from the right wing, it's more important than ever to note just how much organized labor does for the community.

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