Proof of the adage “elections have their consequences”, it is not enough that legislation has been introduced to pass RTW again, to take away access to justice and to toss out the Clean Missouri victories from the 2018 elections. The Missouri Republican party has further signaled their anti-labor, anti-consumer efforts…Read More
1,000 new toys collected by our friends and clients at Communications Workers of America (CWA) 6360!Read More
Prop A op-ed piece by John B. Boyd featured in Independence Examiner, July 14.
On Aug. 7, Missourians have the ability to say no to Proposition A, and it is important that they do so. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently described how bluecollar workers’ wages are down compared to January 2017…Read More
“…the United States’s unemployed and at-risk workers are getting very little support from the government, and their employed peers…Read More
You don’t have to be a member of a labor union to be offended by the Dark Money cowards who seek to control the state to benefit those who would rest power in a few millionaires to the detriment of our citizens.Read More
The following is offered to stimulate frank discussion between well meaning citizens, without the inflammatory issue framing from the political left and right. In the November 14, 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA, Vol. 318, No. 18, p.1763-1764) the editors issued their editorial, called “Death by Gun Violence–A Public Health Crisis”.Read More
So, you think Right to Work is just a union issue? You’ll be worse than sorry if you do.
Misnamed as “Right to Work”, these laws are indeed anti-union. But they do not create a positive right to anything. Instead, they allow those who choose to not pay for the services provided by the union while allowing those people to receive…Read More
Not on your life. The attack on your ability to collectively bargain is just one of a series of substantial efforts to take away your ability to provide for your family.
No one wants to go to court, but when they must, they expect a balanced table not tilted toward anyone. The imbalance is sought by changing the way our appellate judges are chosen, and the current rumor is…Read More
In short, multi-millionaires, including out of state billionaires, want to take away your ability to benefit from job safety, job security and a fair wage. Unions have historically been responsible for improvements in those areas, but all taxpayers benefit from the raising of the standard of living and safety whether union members or not.Read More
Much has been aired in the national media about the West Virginia Teachers’ strike. Predictable reactions include union bashing. But that didn’t work. Instead, what started as a protest in the coal counties only soon spread across the state.Read More
President Trump is ridiculed by the Associated General Contractors of America, a group which in 2016 contributed over $761,000 to federal political candidates, 93% of which went to republicans. At a July 2017 convention of its membership, a presentation by its chief lobbyist, in an internal presentation , mocked the president…Read More
Before the United States Supreme Court is what scholars are calling the case of a Century as far as unions are concerned. “So what?” you say.
If you and I live in the same neighborhood with twenty other families, chances are we have a homeowners association. Paid dues support common services, like snow removal, common area mowing, trash pick up to name a few…Read More
Besides traditional attacks on collective bargaining, Missouri’s legislature has been busy in ways which can be very bad for you, your family and your friends and neighbors. This summary is of legislation pending which if passed, can cause considerable inequalities and inequities.Read More
For several years, the Carpenters have been out front in drawing attention to wage theft via 1099 misclassification, i.e., independent contractor versus employee. A recent Politico piece illustrates that…Read More
In one of the most comprehensive and illuminating writings tracing the struggle for protecting workers from the losses caused by occupational injury, Professor Emily Speiler’s recent work is epic.Read More
It has been an honor to serve as AWL’s President. I am inspired every day by the women of this organization. They are strong, smart, passionate, committed, and they seem to do it all. Tricia Scaglia will take over as President in 2018. She is one of those women.Read More
We are proud to represent the families of fallen heroes, and in particular, Stacy Byrne. Her driving concern is that through making public her husband’s struggle with cancer, it will serve to shed light on the risks that firefighters face every call.Read More
Thinking about Veterans’ Day and how I feel about it caused me to remember some Vets in particular, each of whom is a hero to me.Read More
Missouri union supporters have reason to be upbeat about the prospect of repealing a state law banning mandatory union dues: History is on their side.Read More