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Brown presents labor reform bills to General Laws

Brown presents labor reform bills to General Laws

Rehder’s right-to-work bill moves out of House committee JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After a House Committee heard Rep. Holly Rehder’s right-to-work bill Tuesday afternoon, it was the Senate’s turn to debate labor reform Wednesday. Sen. Dan Brown presented two bills to the Senate General Laws Committee: a right-to-work bill and a bill establishing “paycheck protection”

Attorney General Chris Koster and Sen. Gina Walsh embrace after Walsh introduced Koster at a union rally in Jefferson City, Mo. March 30, 2016. (Travis Zimpfer/Missouri Times)

AFL-CIO begins mail campaign to support Koster

ST. LOUIS – The AFL-CIO will be getting involved in the Missouri Governor’s race in a big way until the Nov. 8 elections. The labor organization will send weekly mailers to union households advocating their support for Attorney General Chris Koster and their opposition to Eric Greitens. Missouri AFL-CIO President Mike Louis said that Greitens

Rep. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis, speaks to union members at a rally March 30, 2016. (Travis Zimpfer/ Missouri Times)

Hummel campaign kickoff draws top St. Louis and state Dems

ST. LOUIS – A campaign kickoff for Rep. Jake Hummel, the Democratic nominee for the 4th Senate District, felt more like a victory party than a rallying cry. Democratic officeholders, union members, staffers and supporters attended the event at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Hall in St. Louis City. They showed their support for

Justin Hill mailer

Vendor snafu causes uproar in Rep. Hill’s race

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – In a mailer sent out to prospective voters in the 108th House District, six firefighters posed for a photo stating their support for Rep. Justin Hill. However, the firefighters had their faces blurred and said they feared retribution from “union bosses.” But closer inspection of the photo appears to have been lifted


Pouche challenging Corlew in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In his second session in the legislature, Rep. Kevin Corlew, R-Kansas City, ushered several court reforms to final passage, but some of that legislation, as well as a vote against right-to-work last year, could preclude a return to Jefferson City. While his tort reforms will give his general election opponent plenty


Curtis gets $50,000 in donations from Humphreys

ST. LOUIS – The Humphreys family donated $50,000 over the weekend to Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis, D-St. Louis, one of just two Democrats this cycle to whom they have given the power of their purse.* The Missouri Ethics Commission shows two separate $25,000 donations deposited to Curtis’ campaign, Curtis for MO, June 2, 2016 and filed two

Rally Union Members

Union movement aims to become more diverse

ST. LOUIS – When Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal voted to sustain the governor’s veto of the paycheck protection bill earlier this month, she did so hesitantly. She spoke at length on the floor about the racial divisions that exist within Missouri’s labor movement, and about the personal persecution she had faced from some members of the

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Labor Republicans look to stand ground for constituents

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The organized labor movement in Missouri has withstood a battering over the last two years and emerged victorious. Legislation that would make right-to-work and paycheck protection did not have the votes necessary to override vetoes from Gov. Jay Nixon, and unions and their traditional Democratic allies celebrated these wins in the

Walsh filibuster

Senate fails to override paycheck protection veto

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The long-awaited veto override of a bill to prohibit public labor organizations from deducting dues from paychecks arrived on the Senate floor Thursday night, but the result was not one that the majority party wanted. HB 1891, known by its supporters as the paycheck protection bill, failed to garner enough votes


Speaker Richardson reaches historic 107 votes for ‘paycheck protection’

Parties clash over anti-RTW Republican bloc JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the right-to-work debate of last session still fresh in the minds of Republicans due to the attack ads still being ran against their members, House Republican leadership has decided to take on unions in a different way. The House voted to perfect Rep. Holly