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Today's news - Missouri

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]

Appeals court sides with unions in right-to-work dispute 2017-07-29 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

Appeals court reverses lower court decision in RTW ballot case 2017-07-29 [MO Net]

Court sides with unions in `right to work' dispute 2017-07-29 [ST Louis Post-Dispatch]

Arguments heard on right-to-work referendum 2017-07-28 [News Tribune]

Much on the line in upcoming appeals court hearing on RTW ballot measure 2017-07-25 [MO Net]

Florissant council urges repeal of RTW 2017-07-13 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

St. Louis Gave Workers a Wage Hike. State Republicans Are Taking it Away 2017-07-08 [Slate]

Unions are important despite smear attempt 2017-07-07 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

Court OKs RTW-ballot rundowns by Democrat 2017-06-28 [KY3]

Both sides dig in for fight over public vote on RTW law 2017-06-26 [MO Net]

Labor leader confident court ruling won*t hurt campaign to block RTW 2017-06-26 [St Louis Pub Radio]

Circuit court judge rules RTW repeal petition language is misleading 2017-06-23 [St Louis-Dispatch]

State votes to let employers fire people who use birth control 2017-06-22 [Feministing]

Truck driver charges United Van Lines with employee misclassification 2017-06-14 [HRDive]

Gov. Greitens signs bill allowing lower wages on public projects 2017-06-01 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

Gov Greitens signs bill scrapping union requirements with Wisconsin governor looking on 2017-05-31 [Kansas City Star]

Washington Univ Bon Appetit employees vote in favor of union representation 2017-04-24 [Student Life]

No known motive behind attack that killed 2 Laclede Gas workers in St. Louis 2017-04-22 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

Biz-friendly Show-Me State is tough on labor 2017-03-29 [Columbia Daily Tribune]

Effort to stop right to work dealt blow in state court 2017-03-25 [News & Observer]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]