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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]

Unions turn in 310,000 signatures to repeal right-to-work law 2017-08-19 [Kansas City Star]

New RTW law suspended 2017-08-19 [Springfield News-Leader]

Group claiming union *thuggery* appeared to have men with guns approaching people at courthouse 2017-08-13 [MissouriNet]

VIDEO | Unions push for a vote on new RTW law 2017-08-11 [KSDK]

Right to Work Supporters Ask State Supreme Court to Block Union Ballot Effort 2017-08-11 [Ozarks First]

Rich, right-wing donors seek to defend RTW law 2017-08-10 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

“We Will Not Be Deterred” – Kansas City Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase, Vow To Fight GOP Pre-Emption Law 2017-08-09 [Workers Independent News]

Despite State Ban, Kansas City Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Minimum Wage Hike 2017-08-09 [Workers Independent News]

Kansas City Voters to Weigh Minimum Wage Hike 2017-08-08 [USNews]

Tuesday's minimum-wage question is still real to the workers who don't make enough money 2017-08-08 [Pitch]

GOP Senator gets it wrong on right-to-work 2017-08-04 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

Court OKs Ballot Language Undoing Right-To-Work Law 2017-08-01 [Law360]

This month in labour history

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]