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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]

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

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]

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

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]

Judge doubles Steak and Shake misclassification bill to $7.7M 2019-05-17 [HR Dive]

Workers allege racism at Harley-Davidson plant 2019-05-05 [Yahoo!]

Workers allege racism at Harley-Davidson plant in Missouri 2019-05-05 [AP]

Workers allege racism at Harley-Davidson plant in MO 2019-05-04 [Boston 25]

MU union seeks $15 minimum wage for workers 2019-04-26 [Columbia Daily Trib]

Building Union Diversity program enrolling new classes 2019-04-05 [The American]

Community comes together to help St. Louis federal workers hurt by shutdown 2019-01-22 [NBC]

Union membership rises in Missouri, bucking national trend 2019-01-19 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

Kansas City labor leaders claim union-busting by MO Democratic chair; vow to cut support 2019-01-13 [KC Star]

GOP Christian Cty state senator to reintroduce RTW legislation 2018-12-30 [CCHeadliner]

Mother Jones labor history being told through new marker, exhibits 2018-12-26 [ST Louis NPR]

Missouri rejects RTW 2018-12-25 [MDJonline]

Audio: Missouri Senator alarmed by Right-to-Work bill making quick return after major defeat 2018-12-13 [KTTN / KGOZ]

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

Local union saves $250,000 worth of brand new clothing to donate to veterans groups 2018-12-07 [FOX]

*We're here for them*: Local Union Workers helping Veterans in need 2018-12-07 [KMBC]

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]

This month in labour history

3-04-1968 In a church in Memphis, Tennessee, 10,000 citizens gather to hear what will be the last speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He will stress the similarities between the labour movement and that of civil rights. [more]

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]