Category: Workforce Development and Unions

Nucor to build new micro mill in Sedalia, creating more than 250 jobs

SEDALIA, Mo. – A new rebar micro mill is headed to Missouri, and it’s being backed by the largest steel producer in the nation. The company, Nucor, announced that it will be investing at least $250 million to build the mill in Sedalia, creating 255 full-time jobs paying an average […]

Government jobs increased under Greitens? New data says yes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Before taking office, Governor Eric Greitens campaigned on the promise of bringing more jobs to the Show-Me State while downsizing state government. But new numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that job numbers in the private sector are not growing at the same […]

Missouri Community Colleges Association awards six legislators

BRANSON, Mo. – The Missouri Community Colleges Association (MCCA)’s convention and trade show, four legislators were awarded on Thursday evening for their support of Missouri Community Colleges. Rep. Jean Evans, Rep. John Weimann, Rep. Sandy Crawford, Rep. David Wood, and Sen. John Rizzo were recognized for their work in the […]

St. Louis convention prepares unions to ‘kick ass when time comes’

ST. LOUIS – National and international union groups have poured into St. Louis for the national AFL-CIO convention. President of the Missouri AFL-CIO Mike Louis was among some of the representatives to welcome the various labor factions to St. Louis. He mentioned that despite several laws which have put pressure […]

AFL-CIO delegates leave conference to stand with Black Lives Matter

ST. LOUIS – This year’s national convention of the AFL-CIO took an interesting turn when delegates left the convention to join activists from Black Lives Matter in protesting. The activists, numbering a couple dozen, stood outside of the America’s Center Convention Complex on Saturday after having been refused entry into […]

Buy Missouri is ‘first of many’ from Lt. Governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lt. Governor Mike Parson will be traveling the Show-Me state next week to promote buying locally made products. Tyler Habiger, the spokesperson for the Lt. Governor’s Office, said that his campaign will be the “first of many” phases to promote Missouri produced goods. “We’re trying to roll […]

As many as seven candidates face off for Republican nomination for HD 144 seat

POTOSI, Mo. – As Rep. Paul Fitzwater was coming towards the end of his last term in the House, many residents in HD 144 were evaluating their prospects to fill his seat. Republican residents of the district that includes Washington, Reynolds, Iron and Wayne counties saw November 2018 as their […]

Missouri Supreme Court denies transfer of right-to-work cases

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Opponents of right-to-work picked up another win on Thursday as the Missouri Supreme Court denied the transfer of two pending cases seeking to block a referendum and proposed ballot initiative from landing on the November 2018 ballot. The Supreme Court denied the requests to take up […]

Bernskoetter kicks off SD 6 campaign

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Mike Bernskoetter kicked off his campaign for SD 6 with a pork steak dinner attended by over 800 Tuesday night. Bernskoetter was elected to the Missouri House in 2010 and has served on Agriculture business policy committees since arrived. He served as the chair of […]