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St. Louis Boeing Plant Workers to Strike 2022-07-31 [Labour Notes]

Boeing workers at three St. Louis area plants vote to strike 2022-07-25 [Washington Post]

Boeing defense workers to strike in St. Louis area over pay issues 2022-07-24 [Reuters]

About 2,500 Boeing workers to strike after rejecting deal 2022-07-25 [KEYT]

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

“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]

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

‘With this, I've lost count:' As COVID surges in KC, health workers, families struggle 2020-11-09 [Kansas City Star]

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

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

Missouri GOP Senator alarmed by ‘right to work' bill making quick return after major defeat 2018-12-11 [MissouriNet]

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

Lawmakers revive efforts to eliminate Missouri's prevailing wage law 2018-01-26 [KBIA]

T-Mobile pledged Sprint merger would create jobs. But it's already cut 500 in KC area 2020-07-17 [KS CIty Star]

On this Labor Day, stand with Truman Medical Center workers for everyone's good 2019-09-02 [KS CIty Star]

McDonald's workers say they're not trained to handle increasing violence 2020-01-31 [KSDK]

Commission's Narrow Workers' Compensation Ruling Overturned, Again 2021-06-24 [Smith Law Co]

Several Starbucks in Kansas and Missouri have unionized. How can other workers do the same? 2022-07-01 [Kansas City Beacon]

Workers at three St. Louis-area Starbucks locations vote in favor of unionizing 2022-06-19 [KSDK]

Local bakery hiring homeless workers says attempts to find housing has hit roadblocks, asking city and landlords for help 2022-05-04 [KMOV4]

St Louis University hospital vote no confidence in administration 2022-04-28 [National Nurses United]

Chesterfield Starbucks employees set to file for union vote 2022-04-13 [KSDK]

Workers at this St. Louis area Starbucks are the first in the area to seek unionization 2022-03-30 [KSDK]

The First Google Fiber Workers Have Unionized 2022-03-26 [cnet]

Starbucks workers in the Kansas City area say the coffee chain can't stop their union push 2022-03-05 [KCUR]

Daniel Boone Regional Library workers intend to unionize 2022-02-05 [Columbia Missourian]

Frontline workers getting personal panic buttons amid spike in assaults 2021-10-04 [ABC]

Restaurant workers walk out, say Aviary Cafe 'overworked (them) like slaves' 2021-07-27 [Springfield News-Leader]

OSHA cites 3 employers for exposing workers, residents to asbestos at Monett, Mo. residential care facility 2021-07-20 [KY3]

As New York salutes health workers, Missouri fights a surge 2021-07-08 [AP]

University of Missouri campus workers complain of cut hours, jobs over summer 2021-06-11 [Columbia Daily Tribune]

MO Public Workers Win Major Court Ruling on Collective Bargaining Rights 2021-05-20 [CWA]

Union workers at Festus Goodwill reject latest proposal from nonprofit 2021-04-13 [FOX]

ACLU of Missouri unionizes, joining movement of nonprofit workers organizing 2021-02-19 [St. Louis American]

RN's to protest short staffing, PPE problems as Covid-19 crisis surges 2020-11-17 [National Nurses United]

MO AFL-CIO Dislocated Worker Program provides assistance, resources for workers laid-off due to COVID-19 2020-07-24 [Labor Tribune]

MO Supreme Court strikes down anti-picketing law 2020-04-01 [FOX]

Missouri bill would allow employers to test workers for medical marijuana 2020-02-23 [KY3]

Time and Again: Jefferson City's Mass Grave and the City Workhouse 2020-02-15 [KRCG]

Judge voids 2017 KC Teamsters election, orders feds to oversee next vote 2020-02-15 [KC Biz Jrnl]

News-Leader employees vote to establish union 2020-02-04 [SBJ]

Missouri unions add 47,000 members, putting total at a 15-year high 2020-01-23 [St Louis Today]

Springfield News-Leader Journalists Move To Form a Union 2020-01-07 [KSMU]

MO stops withholding union dues for prison guards, service workers 2019-12-27 [ABC17]

Auto worker strike stretches into 12th day: 'Everybody's hanging in there' in Wentville 2019-09-29 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

TMC tech and lab workers push for unionization 2019-08-15 [Kansas City Biz Jrnl]

Kansas City fast-food workers celebrate vote to increase federal minimum wage 2019-07-21 [KSHB]

Workers push for change at Goodfellow Federal Complex following environmental audit 2019-07-21 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

In the wake of natural disasters across the state, the Missouri AFL-CIO has created the Missouri Working Families Relief Fund 2019-07-13 [MO AFL-CIO]

Columbia Public Schools Teachers union seeks injunction in lawsuit over contract talks 2019-06-04 [Columbia Daily Trib]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

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]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

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

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [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]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [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]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1985 A yearlong strike begins at the Hormel meat packing plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

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

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

22-08-1965 5 flight attendants form an association to defend themselves against an industry requiring women not to marry, retire at 32 and comply with criteria of weight, height and appearance; it becomes the AFA. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [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]

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

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [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]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]