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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

This month in labour history

3-07-1835 In Paterson, New Jersey, children from the textile factories that manufacture silk go on strike for the 11-hour day and the 6-day week. They win a 69 hour week. [more]

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

7-07-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World is founded in Chicago. Amongst its leadership at the founding convention were William (“Big Bill”) Haywood of the Western Federation of Miners, and Daniel De Leon and Eugene V. Debs of the Socialist Party [more]

7-07-1919 Actors Equity is recognized by producers after a strike that closed almost all of the country's theatrical productions. Before unionization, actors often had to pay for their own costumes, rehearse without pay, etc. [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

9-07-2001 5000 protesters gather outside the Capitol in Columbia, South Carolina to support the ‘Charleston 5’, union activists falsely accused of causing riots when the police charged 2,000 dockers on a picket line. [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]