rachel lippmann http://kbia.org en 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 MoDOT readies crews for winter storm http://kbia.org/post/modot-readies-crews-winter-storm <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>The Missouri Department of Transportation says it’s ready for the <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=MOZ064&amp;warncounty=MOC510&amp;firewxzone=MOZ064&amp;local_place1=&amp;product1=Special+Weather+Statement">winter storm</a> that’s supposed to hit the St. Louis area and portions of south central Missouri and the Ozarks over Christmas.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:24:35 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 26376 at http://kbia.org MoDOT readies crews for winter storm Newscast for January 11, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-11-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Republican challengers to Claire McCaskill debate in forum</li><li>State bill aims to prevent Gov. Nixon from creating a federally mandated health care exchange</li><li>School board wants voters to eliminate&nbsp;trailers in public schools Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:45:23 +0000 Janet Saidi 6838 at http://kbia.org