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

This week the Labor update is entirely dedicated to taking a deep dive into the infrastructure bills being worked on in Washington DC.

It is with sorrow we share with you the passing of labor legend, Richard L. Trumka (1949 - 2021). President Trumka was an unwavering advocate for workers’ rights. He never backed down from a fight to better the lives of working people of the United States. 

In April 2020, after the labor market took its largest one-month hit in modern history, Black men and women suffered job losses proportionate to those of white women. Still, their losses were far less severe than those of Hispanic men and women. Black workers already had higher unemployment rates, as has always been the case, but their unemployment rates did not skyrocket as much as other groups.

The nation watched earlier this year as heroic warehouse workers at the Amazon facility in Bessemer, Alabama, made history.

Despite intense pressure, intimidation and bullying by one of the largest corporations in the world, they fought to reclaim their fair share of power and form a union. They spoke out about an experience familiar to so many working people—the stress of being overworked, underpaid, and afraid for the future.

The MO Apprentice Ready - Project Coordinator is a professional position dedicated to expanding access to registered apprenticeship opportunities through an introduction to apprenticeship program. This position will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development.

The Missouri AFL-CIO is an equal opportunity employer.

This week, the AFL-CIO is leading a PRO Act Week of Action, part of the labor movement’s national campaign urging senators to pass this transformative labor law reform. This week of action includes at least one event near every U.S. senator’s office.

Building Union Diversity (BUD) STL - Program Coordinator 

The Building Union Diversity (BUD) STL Program Coordinator is a professional position dedicated to expanding access to registered apprenticeship opportunities through an introduction to construction apprenticeship program.

The MO AFL-CIO is an equal opportunity employer.

In April 2020, after the labor market took its largest one-month hit in modern history, Black men and women suffered job losses proportionate to those of white women. Still, their losses were far less severe than those of Hispanic men and women. Black workers already had higher unemployment rates, as has always been the case, but their unemployment rates did not skyrocket as much as other groups.

This month, Union Plus launched a new Retiree Healthcare Program in partnership with Anthem and the AFL-CIO Mutual Benefit Trust.

Union Plus and the AFL-CIO are proud of this innovative program that provides comprehensive health care options to Medicare-eligible retirees through two Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield group Medicare Advantage plans designed exclusively for retired union members (and their spouses/partners). These group plans feature enhanced benefits compared to what members could purchase for themselves through the individual insurance market.