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

 VIDEO 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]

Union organizers file suit against the University of Missouri curators 2017-03-24 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

Schnucks, Teamsters reach tentative agreement that could end boycott 2017-03-18 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

Challenge Mfg. UAW Workers Reach First Contract After 3 Week Strike 2017-02-22 [WIN]

RTW bandwagon gains another state 2017-02-10 [One News Now]

House passes public-sector union bill, part of GOP's broad union agenda 2017-02-10 [St Louis PR]

Gov. Eric Greitens signs Missouri right-to-work bill, but unions file referendum to overturn it 2017-02-07 [KS City Star]

Union workers react to RTW 2017-02-07 [KRCG]

Greitens signs right-to-work bill into law, marking turning point for Missouri organized labor 2017-02-07 [MO Times]

Governor signs RTW bill. 2017-02-06 [HP]

Union workers at Challenge Manufacturing walk out over pay dispute 2017-02-03 [fox4kctv]

RTW passes House, heads to governor's desk 2017-02-03 [FOX]

Lawmakers Consider Reducing Unemployment Benefits 2017-01-30 [Ozarks First]

Southwest Missouri Joplin miners long known for opposing unions 2017-01-29 [Joplin Globe]

Right to Work legislation pushes through the Senate; on to the House 2017-01-29 [Rolla Daily News]

Bill introduced to give unpaid leave to victims of domestic and sexual violence 2017-01-23 [Kmov.com]

Lawmakers prepare to pass right-to-work law; labor plans to ask voters to block it 2017-01-12 [KRUC]

Lawmakers prepare to pass right-to-work law, as labor plans to ask voters to block it 2017-01-11 [St Louis PR]

Legislators talk right-to-work at Columbia Chamber of Commerce event 2017-01-07 [Columbia Daily Trib]

House speaker vows quick action on right-to-work, ethics reform 2017-01-05 [Kansas City Star]

Labor Expert: Right-to-Work Laws Can Co-Exist with Union 2016-12-27 [Ozarks First]

This month in labour history

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]