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Today's news - Missouri

As Elections Loom, Workers In Trump Country Reckon With Tariffs Fallout 2018-11-01 [KSMU]

3 unions sue state over Merit System change 2018-10-12 [News Tribune]

Ford idles 2,000 Kansas City plant workers as sales fluctuate 2018-10-06 [Detroit Free Press]

No Prop A means a happier Labor Day for unions in Missouri 2018-09-03 [FOX4KC]

‘Paycheck protection’ labor reform faces court challenge from seven Missouri unions 2018-08-28 [KS City Star]

Why Missouri RTW Went Down in Flames 2018-08-25 [Labor Notes]

Missouri union membership is down, but some industries are bucking the trend 2018-08-17 [St Louis Biz Jrnl]

Labor protest claims DelCo cheats workers: owner says he is a victim of union bullying 2018-08-15 [Springfield News-Leader]

How Missouri Beat RTW 2018-08-15 [Dissent]

For Missouri Unions, the Battle Is Far from Over 2018-08-14 [Am Prospect]

Organized labor won big in Missouri right-to-work election. What should unions do next? 2018-08-11 [KS City Star]

OPEIU congratulates working people on victory in MO 2018-08-09 [Longview News-Jrnl]

MO voters reject RTW law passed by GOP to cripple labor unions 2018-08-09 [Newsweek]

Voters Deal Major Blow to GOP Union-Busting Efforts 2018-08-08 [Mother Jones]

Teachers union claims the St. Louis Public School Administration is handing out raises to select teachers like a family business 2018-08-08 [KMOX]

Unions notch win in deep-red Missouri with rejection of right-to-work law 2018-08-08 [CNN]

Voters just blocked the right-to-work law Republicans passed to weaken labor unions 2018-08-08 [VOX]

Voters overturn RTW 2018-08-08 [Huff PO]

Missouri votes on initiative to approve or repeal legislature-adopted right-to-work-for-less law 2018-08-07 [AP]

MO RTW vote seen as bellwether for national policy 2018-08-06 [KMOV]

Influence of organized labor gets big test in Missouri RTW vote 2018-08-05 [My ND Now]

Future of unions hangs in the balance with Missouri 'right to work' vote 2018-08-05 [The Guardian]

Unions predict victory in referendum to overturn Missouri's right-to-work law 2018-08-02 [Wash Examiner]

Univ MO appeals ruling on graduate workers union 2018-08-01 [Columbia Daily Trib]

Anti-Union Forces Pump Last-Minute Cash Into Fight Over Missouri’s ‘Right-to-Work’ Ballot Measure 2018-08-01 [Rewire]

Environmentalists Step Up to Oppose Anti-Labor Proposition 2018-08-01 [PNS]

Unions continue to pour cash into Missouri `right to work' battle 2018-08-01 [Today]

 VIDEO Harley Davidson workers lose in 45's economy 2018-07-26 [The Democrats]

Actor John Goodman in Missouri ad opposing right to work 2018-07-25 [KMOV]

Right-to-work is wrong 2018-07-16 [Economic Policy Institute]

Letter: Proposition A hurts all workers, union or nonunion 2018-07-15 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

Political mailer that pretends to be pro-union is really from the Koch brothers 2018-07-13 [KSCity Star Editorial]

Could Missouri RTW vote be a turnaround for labor? Unions hope so 2018-07-11 [Kansas City Star]

RTW supporters simply want weaker unions 2018-07-09 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

Workers in this town may become victims of the Trump trade war, but they're behind him no matter what 2018-07-06 [LATimes]

Workers fear steel tariffs could be nail in the coffin 2018-07-02 [Straits Times]

Trump ignored pleas from Harley-Davidson workers to save their jobs 2018-06-27 [Vox]

MO Democrats, labor join forces against right-to-work and to help McCaskill, Galloway 2018-06-25 [St Louis PR]

AFL-CIO President fires up union members to vote no on RTW 2018-06-24 [FOX]

Union members rally against RTW Proposition A in midtown St Louis Saturday morning 2018-06-23 [KPLR]

Kansas City area nurses picket over nurse-patient ratio, want change 2018-06-23 [KSHB]

Univ MO system president plans to appeal judge*s decision on MO Univ graduate workers 2018-06-23 [KMIZ]

More benefits for union workers 2018-06-21 [Cedar Republican]

Workers killed at downtown St. Louis construction site were using lift for first time after installation 2018-06-06 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

Still not clear how 2 workers fell to their death in an elevator shaft 2018-06-05 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

Voters to decide fate of right-to-work issue in August 2018-06-04 [Joplin Globes]

GOP-controlled MO legislature passes bill requiring unions to get annual permission from workers to withhold dues from paychecks 2018-05-20 [Republic]

Missouri GOP-controlled Senate OKs prevailing wage bill 2018-05-18 [WTOP]

Missouri GOP lawmakers reschedule election, change union rules 2018-05-18 [Hastings Tribune]

Missouri Senate passes regulations against public unions 2018-05-18 [News Tribune]

This month in labour history

1-11-1962 Strike at New York Daily News by the Newspaper Guild precedes a larger strike at multiple newspapers [more]

1-11-1918 Scab driver crashes a NYC subway train during labour dispute: 97 die, 255 injured. [more]

1-11-1835 Philadelphia - first general strike in US history - for a 10 hour. [more]

1-11-1919 Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours. [more]

2-11-1909 150 arrested in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Washington [more]

2-11-1920 SPUSA and railway workers' union leader Eugene V. Debs receives nearly one million votes for Presidency of the United States. [more]

3-11-1921 Striking milk truck drivers in New York City dump thousands of gallons of milk on the streets. [more]

5-11-1885 Eugene V. Debs, leading figure in the railway workers unions, the IWW and the American Socialist Party, was born. [more]

9-11-1935 The Committee for Industrial Organization is formed, breaking away from the American Federation of Labor. [more]

10-11-1933 America's first Depression-era sit-down strike occurs at the Hormel food plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

11-11-1831 Slave rebellion leader Nat Turner is hanged for his role leading a slave revolt 3 months earlier in Virginia. [more]

12-11-1892 Workers in New Orleans win a 10 hour day and overtime pay, after a four-day general strike led by racially integrated unions [more]

13-11-1974 Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers union activist Karen Silkwood dies in suspicious car crash while driving documents to a reporter. [more]

14-11-1938 Foundation of the National Federation of Telephone Workers (later Communications Workers of America) in New Orleans. [more]

18-11-1938 The Congress of Industrial Organisations elects John L. Lewis as its first president [more]

19-11-1915 Joe Hill, a Swedish-American organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, is framed and executed for murder in Utah. [more]

20-11-1896 Rose Pesotta born. Anarchist labour activist & only woman on board of Intl Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). [more]

26-11-1913 Wobblies Joe Ettor Arturo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso acquitted for murdering picket Anna LoPizzo during the Lawrence textile workers strike. [more]

27-11-1884 Anarchist A.R. Parsons addresses a Thanksgiving Day hunger march in Chicago. [more]

29-11-1980 Dorothy Day, suffragist, Christian anarchist, and founder of the Catholic Worker movement, dies today in New York City aged 83. [more]