• Defying Predictions, Union Membership Isn’t Dropping Post-Janus

    From Governing:  Five months ago, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt what was seen as a massive blow to unions in Janus v. AFSCME. The justices banned the collection of union fees from public workers who receive union-negotiated benefits but...

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  • BUD Celebrates Four Years of Success

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL Over 30 graduates of the Building Union Diversity (BUD) program, plus friends, union officials, and other program organizers and supporters of the program gathered at Carpenters Hall on Hampton...

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  • Missouri Influencers Say Businesses, Unions ‘Need Each Other’ For Economic Growth

    From The Kansas City Star:  When it comes to organized labor, a panel of The Star’s readers wanted to know: How can unions and businesses work together to drive economic growth? Here’s how members of The Star’s Missouri...

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  • Missouri’s Labor Victory Won’t Reverse the Decline of Unions

    From The Atlantic:  On Tuesday night, as it became clear that voters in Missouri had—by a two-to-one margin—rejected a state law meant to reduce unions’ power, the president of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, declared, “The defeat of this...

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  • Missouri Voters Reject Right-To-Work Law

    From NPR:  Voters in Missouri resoundingly struck down that state’s right-to-work law after labor unions in Missouri organized a strong signature campaign to get a referendum on the ballot. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Voters in Missouri overwhelmingly struck...

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  • How Labor Won The Right-To-Work Fight In Missouri

    From Huffington Post:  Missouri voters resoundingly rejected the state’s new right-to-work statute by referendum Tuesday night, delivering a stinging rebuke to the GOP legislature that recently tried to implement the law. The vote on Proposition A wasn’t...

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  • Missouri Voters Reject Anti-Union Law in a Victory for Labor

    From The New York Times:  After a succession of political setbacks in onetime strongholds and a landmark defeat in the Supreme Court, organized labor has notched a hard-won victory as Missouri voters overrode a legislative move to...

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  • A ‘Summer of Workers’ Win in Missouri Could Be a Pivot Point for American Labor

    From The Nation:  Passing so-called “right-to-work” legislation has been a central tenet of the strategic agenda that was developed by the Koch brothers and their allies to tip the political balance toward Republicans in the battleground states. By using the power...

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  • Messenger: Dishonest Campaign Tries to Pit Union Workers Against the Middle Class

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  My first union meeting was, well, uncomfortable. It was around Christmas time in 2008. I was a relatively new member of the United Media Guild. Because I worked out of the Jefferson City bureau,...

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  • Thirteen is Lucky Number for BUD Program

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL The thirteenth cohort of the Building Union Diversity program graduated on Wednesday (May 30) in a ceremony at the AGC Training School. Sixty-five persons were in attendance, including graduates...

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