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In the wake of natural disasters across the state, the Missouri AFL-CIO has created the Missouri Working Families Relief Fund to send a message of hope and solidarity to working people in need.

John Sweeney, who led an era of transformative change in America’s labor movement, passed away Feb. 1 at the age of 86.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka discusses why America needs a strong labor movement and how the Biden administration is committed to strengthening unions.

Below is a list of our 2020 AFL-CIO COPE Endorsements. Every election is so crucial. What our unions and associations earn at the bargaining table can be taken away by one vote in Jefferson City and Washington D.C. We have endorsed both Democrats and Republicans because when you stand up for working people, we stand up for you. We hope you will vote pro-worker, pro-union, and pro-Missouri this election season. In-person absentee voting begins September 22nd, the last day to register to vote is October 7th, and Election Day is November 3rd.

Belonging to a union is not a panacea for all that plagues workers during a pandemic, as many hospital and other workers short on protective gear can attest. Still, being covered by a collective bargaining does increase the chances of having medical coverage and paid sick time — benefits that are particularly important during a public health crisis — a new study finds. Nearly all, or 94%, of workers covered by a union contract have access to employee-sponsored health benefits, compared to 68% of nonunion workers, according to recent research published by the Economic Policy Institute.

One way to view President Donald Trump’s executive actions last week on COVID relief is that they represent unlawful overreach. But that would imply that while his actions are illegal, they are nevertheless effective — and therein lies the core problem. What our showman president signed last week was nothing more than smoke and mirrors. 

In March, working families across the country started to scramble. Our homes were transformed into makeshift classrooms, summer camps and daycare centers as the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered schools and child care facilities.

Missouri State AFL-CIO Endorses Candidates for the 2020 Primary Election 

The Missouri State AFL-CIO is proud to announce our endorsements for the 2020 Primary Election. Endorsements are based on recommendations from the Central Labor Councils and then voted on by the State Executive Board. 

This is the Missouri State AFL-CIO's first round of endorsements for the 2020 cycle, endorsements for the General Election will occur following the August 4th primary.

Missouri AFL-CIO 2020 Primary Endorsements

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Missouri State AFL-CIO Endorses Candidates for the 2020 Primary Election 

The Missouri State AFL-CIO is proud to announce our endorsements for the 2020 Primary Election. Endorsements are based on recommendations from the Central Labor Councils and then voted on by the State Executive Board. 

This is the Missouri State AFL-CIO's first round of endorsements for the 2020 cycle, endorsements for the General Election will occur following the August 4th primary.

Missouri AFL-CIO 2020 Primary Endorsements

More than three years after taking office, the administration has never filled the job running the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is charged with enforcing workplace safety laws. The $560 million-a-year agency, whose estimated 2,000 inspectors performed 32,020 on-site inspections in 2018, spent months not doing any in-person inspections related to coronavirus, other than in hospitals, said Rebecca Reindel, director of occupational safety and health for the AFL-CIO.