Yesterday, we reported on a controversy pushed forward by Lewis Reed's mayoral campaign, regarding a new agreement form for city hires that critics say is a part of the most draconian, anti-employee policy in St. Louis history. The staff of Mayor Francis Slay -- who will face off against Reed in the ... More >>
Labor groups in Missouri are headed to Jefferson City this morning to push back against a bill that they say is misleading -- and threatens the core of basic union organizing. The fight is over the state's right-to-work proposal, which has already garnered some backlash, despite the fact that it'll ... More >>
It's official: In Missouri, employers, insurance companies or anyone else involved in an individual's health care can legally refuse to cover the Pill. In a not-so-surprising move, both houses of the Missouri Legislature voted to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of Senate Bill 749. SB 749 give ... More >>
In a decision anxiously awaited by both pro-life and reproductive rights groups, Governor Jay Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 749 today. The bill would have made it possible for any "employer, health plan provider, health plan sponsor, health care provider, or any other person or entity" to refuse to prov ... More >>
A local photographer is commemorating Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday by giving a modern twist to a series of resolutions the iconic singer made back in the 1940s. And he's launched a Kickstarter drive so that his work can be showcased to the general public. Guthrie - an Oklahoma-born folk singer an ... More >>
Photo: Brian VillaToday's march promises to be several times larger than Occupy STL's first demonstration (above) on October 1.Several hundred -- perhaps as many as a thousand -- union workers are expected to join members of the Occupy St. Louis movement this afternoon for a massive march through ... More >>
via http://www.wpclipart.com/Feel like stoking your class envy this morning? The AFL-CIO has a tool for you -- a database of CEO pay. And it's pretty awesome appalling.Seriously, the stats the union has compiled here are enough to turn even the most enthusiastic capitalist into a Marx-spouting le ... More >>
Ha, ha, you Missouri brats! Go get a job!Oh, that Jay Leno. Always quick with the zing.As we reported yesterday, state Sen. Jane Cunningham (R-West County) thinks that a more Dickensian youth would really get Missouri kids to straighten up and fly right. She's proposed a bill (SB 222) that would ... More >>
Jane Cunningham: Misery is a great lesson for Missouri kids.Jane Cunningham (R - West County) believes Missouri kids need to improve their work ethic so she's sponsoring a bill (SB 222) that would repeal much of the state's child labor laws. According to the bill's official summary, children unde ... More >>
It's definitely not fair to say that donations from local unions and their counterparts in Washington, D.C., will even the playing field with Rex Sinquefield. The St. Louis zillionaire has already donated an astonishing $10.8 million toward his campaign to force a vote on earnings taxes in St. Louis ... More >>
In less than four years, Grant Williams has turned a weak union local into one of Missouri's most potent political forces. So why's he placing all his bets on One-Term Bob?
Gary Stevenson is making good teachers want to quit. Why is he still employed?
The powerful Pipefitters union has a simple plan to provide job security for its members: It wants to take away other people's work.
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen have passed a bill funding the new convention-center hotel, but many of the lawmakers aren't very happy with their handiwork; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Ex-Mayor Vincent Schoemehl swings a headache ball at the city's convention-center-hotel deal -- and misses
A desperate St. Louis pays top dollar to gamble on a risky convention-center hotel
St. John's Mercy Medical Center alienated their RNs when they turned to less experienced caregivers to save money. Now they're paying for it.
Father James Carney left St. Louis to work with the poor in Honduras, putting him at odds with both church and state. Fifteen years after his mysterious death, a new CIA report raises more questions than answers.