Tag Archives: Missouri AFL-CIO

Sen. Gina Walsh debates Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill Jan. 23, 2017.

Senate Democrats hint of filibuster on right-to-work during floor debate

Senate Democrats hint of filibuster on right-to-work during floor debate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh began listing each right-to-work state’s own provisions on whether or not the violation of that law caused civil liability or criminal penalties, the Democrats’ debate over Sen. Dan Brown’s right-to-work bill appeared ready to go into the night. A few minutes later, Brown asked for


Right-to-work hearing marks first step of new labor reform reality

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former Rep. Shannon Cooper, reprentative for the Carpenters District Council may have put it best Tuesday afternoon when he said he felt like Mel Gibson’s portrayal of William Wallace at the end of Braveheart. “We fought a good fight, but we know where we’re heading,” the union representative said during the


Nixon vetoes paycheck protection/deception

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One of this session’s most controversial labor bill just got struck down by the governor. Now, Democrats in the General Assembly will have to pull off a herculean task to keep it down. Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed HB 1891, sponsored by Rep. Holly Rehder, that would enable a paycheck protection

Texts from the Trail: What Missouri pols can be thankful for

With the holiday season now officially underway, Texts from the Trail decided to use our Thanksgiving break to look at what some people in the Missouri political world could be thankful for this year. Governor Jay Nixon can be thankful that sales tax numbers remain robust – he is set to pass state’s AAA credit


Soutier prepares step down from Labor Council

Saint Louis, Mo. — Bob Soutier, a staple of the Missouri labor movement for decades, will officially surrendered the title of President of the Greater St. Louis Labor Council in March. Soutier’s replacement, Pat White, begins filling Soutier’s shoes on Jan 1. Soutier served as labor council president since 2005. Before he was tapped for


Slay launches Building Union Diversity Program

Saint Louis, Mo. — Flanked by union leaders and the program’s inaugural class, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announced the launch of the Building Union Diversity (BUD) program today, which aims to provide free training for various union trade jobs for minority workers. The program is an 8-week course in which between 10 and 20

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Hummel looking to lead House Democrats in 2015

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Jacob Hummel served as House Minority leader for the past two years, and it would appear he has every intention of remaining in the position despite his new title with the Missouri AFL-CIO. “Jake has personally committed to me that he is running again and I am proud to support