Tag: Rep. Bob Burns

Building & Trades Council honor civil and workers’ rights leaders

St. Louis Labor Tribune photo

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – On August 26, the St. Louis Building & Construction Trades Council held their fourth annual Leadership Awards dinner where they honored Nimrod Chapel Jr, President of NAACP of Missouri; Lyda Krewson, Mayor of St. Louis; and Missouri Representative Bob Burns, D-Affton. The winners were all write-in […]

House sends Onder’s PLA bill to governor’s desk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Another labor reform measure is heading to Gov. Eric Greitens’ desk, this time targeting project labor agreements. The House third read and passed Sen. Bob Onder’s SB 182, a bill which would end the current mandate for parties bidding on public works projects to make agreements […]

House passes right-to-work bill, Greitens expected to sign Friday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Union workers filled the House galleries Thursday morning only to witness one of the most devastating defeats for organized labor in Missouri history. The House passed Sen. Dan Brown’s SB 19, the right-to-work bill, with a vote of 100-59. Gov. Eric Greitens will likely sign the bill Friday. […]

Sorbel tries to challenge Burns in St. Louis County

AFFTON, Mo. – Rep. Bob Burns should be safe in a reliably Democratic district, but Landry Sorbel, his Republican challenger, hopes to make waves in House District 93 in an outsider year. Burns has run dominant races in the past. In 2014, he won his race with 59 percent of […]

Gas tax gets its hearing in the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, called a gas tax increase necessary to help Missouri’s highways and bridges when he presented his bill to the House Transportation Committee Tuesday afternoon. During the hearing, the tax saw little opposition and was supported by groups including the Missouri Department […]

Port Committee holds first interim hearing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Interim Committee on Development and Improvement of Missouri Ports met Wednesday for their first hearing. The committee heard testimony from representatives from the Missouri Department of Transportation, the Missouri Port Authority Association and the agricultural industry. Committee chair Rep. Becky Ruth found that the hearing […]