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Top 10 Things to Happen for Missouri Labor in 2021

Grinding through the second year of the pandemic has been tough for everyone.

It was a great honor to welcome President Joe Biden to Kansas City today. President Biden took office with big ideas focused around union jobs.

Cole County Judge Rules that Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft's Ballot Language on the “Right-to-Work” Initiative is Insufficient and Unfair. 

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"We are building pathways and support structures to grow a bold, inclusive, and transformative movement — I think that's pretty badass," says Shuler, the first woman elected president of the AFL-CIO in the labor federation's history.

here weren’t many strikes in recent decades in which working people scored big victories, but the 1989 Pittston strike was one. Two years earlier, the Pittston Coal Company, in Pennsylvania, dropped out of a trade group that had negotiated a union contract with the United Mine Workers, and the company demanded cuts to miners’ health benefits.

Top 10 Things to Happen for Missouri Labor in 2021

Grinding through the second year of the pandemic has been tough for everyone. Living in a State with an anti-union Governor and Legislature is tough on working families. That said, a whole lot of good things happened for working people in 2021. While holding the line against right-to-work and further attacks on workers' rights is always our biggest victory, we wanted to end the year with a celebration of the Top 10 actively positive things to happen to Missouri union members!  

The U.S. tech sector is the next frontier for labor organizing, and its workers are starting to understand the collective power unions have, President of the AFL-CIO Liz Shuler said on Friday at the Reuters Next Conference.

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