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.
If your mother kept a job (or three) while she raised you, she deserves a heck of a Mother's Day present this year. A new study from the personal finance site WalletHub says Missouri is the ninth-worst state in America for working mothers, according to metrics including day care quality, gender pay ... More >>
You may not realize it, but much of what you see each day in the Riverfront Times comes from freelance writers. These scribes-for-hire fill our blogs with engaging content, keep you informed of all the latest happenings in our calendar section and even craft the occasional cover story. Now we are lo ... More >>
A Republican state senator introduced a bill this week that would allow Missouri business owners who feel "substantially motivated by religious belief" to discriminate against certain customers. The bill was introduced Monday by Republican Wayne Wallingford. In 2013, the two-term Senator from Cap ... More >>
VCG Holdings Corp., the company behind the PT's chain of strip clubs, says it will fight back in a lawsuit filed by two exotic dancers who say clubs cheated them out of wages by classifying them as "independent contractors," not employees. The plaintiffs -- two strippers from Missouri named Brandy ... More >>
No suits. No resumes. If you're looking for a job in St. Louis' technology industry, Mapquest co-founder Chris Heivly wants you to bring your business card and your smile to his sixth circus-themed job fair -- the first in St. Louis. "As a job seeker, you never get a chance to look someone in the e ... More >>
The Missouri Department of Labor will increase the minimum wage to $7.50 per hour from $7.35 on January 1. The 15 cent increase follows a 2006 ballot measure where Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved cost of living increases for the state minimum wage. As prices of everyday goods -- including ... More >>
Last week, Daily RFT spoke to fired KMOV-TV (Channel 4) anchor Larry Conners about his potential job prospects -- and the latest in his ongoing legal battles with his former bosses. Conners told us that he is in talks with several possible employers and that he is confident about his hearing next mo ... More >>
Fired KMOV-TV (Channel 4) anchor Larry Conners has a job offer in St. Louis broadcasting -- but he's unable to accept it. So says Conners in his latest update on his ongoing legal battles with his former bosses, who fired him after controversy erupted over his public Facebook post questioning whet ... More >>
Update: Officials say the event was cancelled due to "weather-created flight delays." Original post: Earlier this month, St. Louis got national attention when local fast-food workers participated in a major rally demanding better pay. Some of them spoke of particularly terrible conditions and haras ... More >>
[UPDATE 5: Latest news out of 900 North Tucker is that 23 people have been laid off at the Post-Dispatch today, 13 in the newsroom and 10 more in advertising. Absolutely brutal news for our daily paper, and for the St. Louis community today.][UPDATE 4: The current tally, according to social media dy ... More >>
As Daily RFT reported this morning, the Post-Dispatch is currently in the process of laying off an unknown number of editorial employees. Among those already notified is Judith Evans, a 26-year veteran of the Post-Dispatch; for the last nineteen years, she was the paper's food editor. "I got a phon ... More >>
For many journalists, including DW Gibson, Studs Terkel's Working, originally published in 1974, remains a touchstone. Terkel took his tape recorder out into the streets of Chicago and interviewed some 200 people about what they did all day and how they felt about it, and then edited their responses ... More >>
Todd Akin, John Brunner and Sarah Steelman, the three Republicans running for the Missouri Senate, all participated in a debate hosted by KMOX. Moderator Charlie Brennan threw 'em all for a loop when he asked them what the federal minimum wage is, and if they would vote to increase it. Brunner ad ... More >>
Change Missourians can believe in?Missouri may be a red state when it comes to politics, but two initiatives that hope to land on the November 2012 ballot could bring the left-wing base out in droves next year. On Monday it was a proposal to ask Missourians to legalize marijuana. On Tuesday it wa ... 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 >>
The beleaguered St. Louis Post-Dispatch -- already fending off a lawsuit from the Newspaper Guild over retiree benefits -- now faces another suit from the union representing its mailroom workers.The CWA Local 14620, also known as the St. Louis Mailers Union No. 3, represents the 220 employees who ... More >>
Will Governor Nixon throw St. Louis a bone this September?On Wednesday, Mayor Francis Slay wrote on his blog and the Post-Dispatch reported that a bill to bring local control to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department would be included in the special session now being planned for Septemb ... More >>
Teachers' rights to bargain collectively in Missouri are now headed to the state supreme court.Are Missouri school boards required to collectively bargain with unions representing their faculties -- and, even more importantly, to do so in good faith?That's the question now heading to the Missouri ... More >>
The appellate court found that police officers do have a right to collective bargaining -- but then kicked the case to the Missouri Supreme Court.Are the cities of Chesterfield and University City required to enter into collective bargaining with the Fraternal Order of Police?That was the questio ... More >>
Local Control, the movie.St. Louis City Hall and the St. Louis Police Officers Association announced yesterday that they've struck a deal that could return control of the department back to the city for the first time in 150 years. In doing so, the city bucked a nationwide trend by guarante ... More >>
This man can douse your burning liver. First they were employed. Then they were told they'd be laid off. Then they learned their jobs would be saved ... but only after they lost them. Now they're unemployed. But not for long. Confused yet? So are we. This calls for a drink! This afternoon ... More >>
New proposals would allow Missouri employers to really crack that whip.The question above immediately comes to mind when considering a spate of "pro business" proposals currently being debated in Jefferson City. One of the proposals would repeal Missouri's minimum wage law, allowing employers to ... 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 >>
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 >>
Anheuser-Busch InBev employees are buzzing about imminent job cuts in the wake of InBev's recent acquisition of St. Louis' corporate crown jewel. The company today announced that it would cut 1,400 jobs in the United States, about 75 percent of them (1,050 jobs) in St. Louis. According to ... More >>
Did you hear that the Post-Dispatch fired its restaurant critic -- Joe Bonwich --Friday? So did we. "It was my Mark Twain moment," says Bonwich, who is definitely still eating and drinking on the daily's dime. Bonwich tells Riverfront Times he chose a most inopportune time Friday to go hunting fo ... More >>
Only a month after the St. Louis Post-Dispatch laid off eighteen staffers, another eighteen heads are said to be on the chopping block today.
Chesterfield's Paul Guyot feels isolated from his fellow picketers in Hollywood.
Ever hear the one about the unions and the convention bureau?
A new weapon is unveiled to end the beer battle
Week of November 5, 2003
Managers park semis, regulars get crabby and allegations fly
Week of August 13, 2003
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?
IRS employees bring Jesus to the office -- and manage to raise Cain
Posties want a raise -- a big one
The New Line Theatre presents a legendary play that tackles unions, press, religion, the rich, even musicians and artists
The powerful Pipefitters union has a simple plan to provide job security for its members: It wants to take away other people's work.
Did Tom Brown's tough stance against the W-1W Lambert expansion plan cost him his union position?
Al DeLassus loses both a bid to become secretary-treasurer of Local 655 of the United Food and Commercial Workers and his shop-steward job
Unicom takes flak over flacking for Wal-Mart
Nurses at St. John's Mercy Medical Center vote to unionize
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.