missouri labor unions http://kbia.org en Mo. legislature to consider referring "right-to-work" law to 2014 ballot http://kbia.org/post/mo-legislature-consider-referring-right-work-law-2014-ballot <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After recent successes in Michigan and Indiana, supporters of "right-to-work" laws now are focusing their efforts on Missouri, Ohio and Oregon. But instead of relying on potentially reluctant governors to enact the measures, they are looking to place the issue before voters.</span></p><p>In Missouri, the Republican-led Legislature will consider whether to refer the measure to the 2014 ballot.</p><p>Two dozen states currently have "right-to-work" laws that prohibit union fees from being a condition of employment.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:09:45 +0000 Associated Press 45500 at http://kbia.org Mo. legislature to consider referring "right-to-work" law to 2014 ballot Patriot Coal and United Mine Workers strike potential deal http://kbia.org/post/patriot-coal-and-united-mine-workers-strike-potential-deal <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The nation's biggest miners' union and Patriot Coal Co. say they have reached a potential settlement over the severity of wage and benefits cuts a bankruptcy judge had allowed the company to impose.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:16:00 +0000 Associated Press 38718 at http://kbia.org Patriot Coal and United Mine Workers strike potential deal Labor unions rally for collective bargaining rights http://kbia.org/post/labor-unions-rally-collective-bargaining-rights <p>Labor union members from across Missouri descended on the State Capitol today, hoping to convince lawmakers to defeat bills they say are anti-worker. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:50:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31100 at http://kbia.org Labor unions rally for collective bargaining rights Union numbers drop, in Missouri, Illinois http://kbia.org/post/union-numbers-drop-missouri-illinois The percentage of Missouri workers who are members of a union dropped to less than 9 percent in 2012, following two years of slight gains.<p>The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released <a href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/union2.pdf">its report</a> on Monday. It showed that 51,000 fewer Missouri workers were in a union in 2012 than 2011. The state was part of a larger national trend, but that 2 percent drop was among the largest.<p>The decline was to be expected given the economic downtown, said Bob Soutier, the president of the Greater St. Louis Labor Council. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:08:20 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 27755 at http://kbia.org Union numbers drop, in Missouri, Illinois