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Today's news - Missouri

U.S. Steel to bring back 500 workers in Granite City 2018-03-07 [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

Wash Univ Grad Workers Union rallies, advocates for summer funding, more leave 2018-02-19 [Student Life]

Labor board officer legitimizes Dollar General union vote 2018-02-10 [Missourian]

Lawmakers revive efforts to eliminate Missouri’s prevailing wage law 2018-01-26 [KBIA]

SEIU workers will try mediation with Ferguson nursing home 2018-01-12 [St Louis American]

Proposal would make it harder for people to sue corporations 2018-01-09 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

A Dollar General voted to unionize -- then a manager at another store asked about it and was fired 2018-01-09 [Intercept]

Anti-union effort nets $750,000 from Greitens-linked group 2018-01-05 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

Labor, lawsuits on GOP agenda for 2018 Legislature 2018-01-03 [Albany Times Union]

Throughout Columbia, a small cadre of workers keeps things running on Christmas 2017-12-26 [Missourian]

Union for striking nursing home employees says they're being replaced 2017-12-23 [KMOV]

Ferguson Christian Care nursing home tells striking workers they'll be replaced 2017-12-23 [St Louis PR]

Dollar General in Auxvasse requests union vote recount 2017-12-17 [Fulton Sun]

Dollar General contests vote to unionize at Auxvasse store For more info 2017-12-16 [Missourian]

Union manager, City manager react to Water Protection union vote 2017-12-13 [The News-Press]

City water workers could unionize 2017-12-12 [The News-Press]

Workers at Auxvasse Dollar General vote to unionize 2017-12-10 [Missourian]

Union savors new contract with food service workers in tough labor climate 2017-12-06 [MONet]

Unions raise concerns over Edgemoor agreement for construction of new KCI 2017-12-06 [KSHB]

Workers go on strike at North St. Louis County nursing home 2017-12-02 [KMOV]

Nursing Home Workers Threatening Strike 2017-12-01 [CBS]

Wash Univ Bon Appetit workers approve first union contract 2017-11-30 [Student Life]

Danforth Univ graduate students forced to pull petition for union 2017-11-30 [Student Life]

Workers to decide RTW 2017-11-28 [FOX]

Wash Univ food service workers unionize 2017-11-23 [NBC]

Avoiding strike, union negotiates new labor contract with KC Honeywell plant 2017-11-20 [KSHB]

Hostess Shutdown, 5 Years Later 2017-11-20 [Daily Kos]

RTW legislation signed but put on hold 2017-11-19 [Missourian]

Unions forced a vote on Missouri RTW law. History is on their side 2017-11-05 [Springfield News-Leader]

Grad students vote not to unionize at Wash Univ St Louis 2017-10-30 [Student Life]

Grad union vote at Washington Univ St Lous inconclusive 2017-10-30 [Inside Higher Ed]

Court sides with unions in MO Right to Work battle 2017-10-22 [MENAFN]

News Guild: Hold Mayor and St Louis police department accountable 2017-10-08 [News Guild ]

This University Suggested International Students Could Be Reported to ICE if They Unionized 2017-10-08 [The Nation]

Washington University Graduate Students Seek Union Election, Allege Intimidation Of International Students 2017-09-22 [Workers Independent News]

Republicans are forcing St. Louis to lower the minimum wage it just raised 2017-09-22 [Vice]

310,567 signatures block 'Right to Work' 2017-09-19 [Labor Notes]

310,567 Signatures Block RTW 2017-09-19 [Labor Notes]

Wash Univ Grad Students Criticize Suggestion That Union Activity Could Spell Deportation 2017-09-14 [RFT]

Activists prepare for battle over RTW 2017-09-05 [News-Press Now]

Workers strike on Labor Day in Kansas City to ask for $15 per hour, union 2017-09-05 [KCTV]

Rep. Doug Beck on bid to repeal right-to-work law 2017-09-03 [KBIA]

Kansas City Area Fast-Food And Other Workers Mark Labor Day With A Strike 2017-09-02 [KCUR]

Employees walk out after shift at Springfield plant, go on strike 2017-08-31 [KY3]

RTW Law Appears Headed to a Public Vote as PR Efforts Start to Appear 2017-08-30 [Ozarks First]

State Just Took Away the $10 Wage St. Louis Gave Its Workers 2017-08-30 [Grub St]

State auditor proposes to reinstate whistleblower protections eliminated in controversial new law 2017-08-30 [MONet]

I am the real face of the minimum wage 2017-08-28 [KS City Star]

University of Missouri graduate assistants rally in quest to form union 2017-08-24 [Columbia Tribune]

Strike at Mt. Vernon manufacturer Reyco Granning 2017-08-19 [Lawrence Cty Record]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]