missouri labor unions

4:09 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Mo. legislature to consider referring "right-to-work" law to 2014 ballot

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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.

In Missouri, the Republican-led Legislature will consider whether to refer the measure to the 2014 ballot.

Two dozen states currently have "right-to-work" laws that prohibit union fees from being a condition of employment.

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6:16 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Patriot Coal and United Mine Workers strike potential deal

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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.

The United Mine Workers of America isn't publicly revealing details of the deal, pending Friday's scheduled ratification vote by its members. St. Louis-based Patriot also isn't releasing the terms.

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5:50 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Labor unions rally for collective bargaining rights

A bill requiring voter ID at the polls caused heated debate at the Missouri House of Representatives Monday.
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Labor union members from across Missouri descended on the State Capitol today, hoping to convince lawmakers to defeat bills they say are anti-worker.

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8:08 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Union numbers drop, in Missouri, Illinois

(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 4:49 pm

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.

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released its report 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.

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