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Today's news - Missouri

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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-09-1907 United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther born. “There is a direct relationship between breadbox & ballot box.” [more]

1-09-1881 William Z Foster born. Labour organizer, leader in Steel Strike of 1919. [more]

4-09-1934 400,000 textile workers start largest strike at the time through most of the US East Coast over wage cuts and speed-ups. [more]

5-09-1917 The Palmer Raids: federal agents seize records & arrest 100s involved with the IWW, including Big Bill Haywood. [more]

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

19-09-1981 More than 400,000 unionists march in Solidarity Day demo in Washington, DC, for sacked striking air traffic controllers. [more]

22-09-1919 A steel strike, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across US. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]