The co-owner of Vintage Vinyl was back in the nation's capital this week to receive a Champions of Change award from the White House. But if you think Lew Prince is flattered by the honor, think again. The real award, says Prince, will come once Congress raises the minimum wage.
Some people might be tired of hearing about them, but as long as they continue to get paid low wages, fast food workers say they'll keep protesting-- and on Thursday, their actions went global. Spearheaded by the Service Employees International Union, the largest fast food worker strike ever took p ... More >>
Faculty members at Harris-Stowe State University have voted to unionize, making the troubled school the first university in Missouri to do so. And fat bonuses to administrators, as well as big payoffs to "consultants," might be the reason it happened. The measure passed with 79 percent of the facul ... More >>
A new survey of private college president's pay by the Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Washington University's Mark Wrighton fourth highest-paid in the country. In 2010, the most recent year for which federal tax records were available, Wrighton took home $2,268,837. Since many recent Wash U g ... More >>
Lee Enterprises disclosed yesterday that CEO Mary Junck acquired 500,000 shares of company stock. That stock was worth $1.31 per share at the close of business on the date the paperwork was filed, but Junck paid nothing for it.Junck received the stock as a "Grant by the Issuer's independent Executiv ... More >>
Post-Dispatch employees enrolled in the Pulitzer pension plan received letters this weekend notifying them that Lee Enterprises chose to exercise an election that allowed the company to defer paying into the plan for all of 2011. So Lee deferred making payments to employee pensions for 2011, but gav ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsStrawberries tended by a person of legal working age. E. coli isn't the only problem plaguing strawberry farms in the Pacific Northwest. Last week three Washington State strawberry farms were fined for employing children as young as six years old to work in their fields. Be ... More >>
Francine Katz: Former Anheuser-Busch exec wins another round against her former employer.Francine Katz, who served as a vice president at Anheuser-Busch before resigning her position and filing a lawsuit alleging the company encouraged a "frat party" atmosphere and discriminated against female em ... More >>
Has it been a year? Already? Yes, once again, as it has been since 1957, July is National Hot Dog Month! According to National Hot Dog & Sausage Council president and self-described "Queen of Wien" Janet Riley., "On Independence Day, Americans will enjoy 150 million hot dogs, enough to stretch from ... More >>
The New York Times reported yesterday that salaries among college presidents rose 5.5 percent in 2007-08 fiscal year. (Hold your rage, for now; they stopped calculating before the beginning of the Great Recession.) The median compensation for a college president is $627,750, but naturally, som ... More >>
UMSL baseball coach Jim Brady's fevered battle with university officials has gone to extra innings.
The arrival of a brilliant conductor was drowned out by labor discord. Now the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra begins a new season -- with some strings attached.
St. Louis' Catholic schoolteachers are ready to rap some knuckles
Posties want a raise -- a big one
An Olivette firefighter becomes the target of the city manager
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra passes its first financial hurdle
KMOX radio finds talk is cheap and news isn't
Week of March 28, 2001
Upset over a new pay policy, docs are checking out of St. Louis University Hospital
Clayton Child Center
The job market for information-technology grads is hot, but you'd better hone your people skills as well if you want to be really cool