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Today's news - Missouri

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]

Letter Carriers: Stamp Out Hunger brings in 250,000 pounds of food for local pantries 2018-05-16 [KSPR]

Legislator says Right-to-work movement started by ‘known racist’ 2018-05-15 [MO Net]

Union believes some of Kansas City Harley-Davidson jobs heading to Thailand 2018-05-14 [KCTV]

Univ WA Postdocs Form Union 2018-05-14 [Inside Higher Ed]

Union: Harley-Davidson will ship work to Thailand from closing U.S. plant 2018-05-11 [USAToday]

50 houses get free electrical repairs, thanks to St. Louis area union and contractors 2018-04-29 [Today]

Wash Univ Graduate Workers Union, Fossil Free protest Saturday 2018-04-16 [Student Life]

Democrats hope blue wave will buoy McCaskill and Galloway — and drown RTW 2018-04-08 [News-Leader]

State Senate Passes Bill on Government Whistleblowers 2018-04-06 [USNews]

Labor issues will likely be a focus for Democrats in 2018 2018-03-30 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

Union workers rally in Jefferson City against ‘right-to-work’ 2018-03-29 [Fox 2 St. Louis]

Union members rally against right-to-work law 2018-03-29 [News Tribune]

Union members rally at Missouri Capitol against right-to-work 2018-03-29 [MO Net]

Labor to Rally Wednesday at Missouri Capitol 2018-03-28 [Ozarks First]

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]

This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]