AFL-CIO http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Jefferson Cowie On Economic Inequality, Organized Labor And The Working Class http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jefferson-cowie-economic-inequality-organized-labor-and-working-class <p>Jefferson Cowie is a professor in Cornell University’s School of Labor and Industrial Relations teaching courses in labor relations, law and history.&nbsp; His most recent book, <em>Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class</em> served as inspiration for Rebecca Gilman’s play, “Soups, Stews and Casseroles: 1976” which is now playing at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.&nbsp; While Cowie was in St. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 02:43:40 +0000 Mary Edwards 34494 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jefferson Cowie On Economic Inequality, Organized Labor And The Working Class Union Numbers Drop In Missouri, Illinois http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/union-numbers-drop-missouri-illinois <p></p><p>The percentage of Missouri workers who are members of a union dropped to less than 9 percent in 2012, following two years of slight gains.</p><p>The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released <a href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/union2.pdf">its report</a> on Monday. It showed that 51,000 fewer Missouri workers were in a union in 2012 than 2011. The state was part of a larger national trend, but that 2 percent drop was among the largest.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:49:46 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 8632 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Union Numbers Drop In Missouri, Illinois Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-31-2011 <p><strong>Mo. businesses team up with labor unions to tout tax incentive package</strong></p><p>The AFL-CIO has joined with the <a href="http://mochamber.com/mx/hm.asp?id=home">Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry </a>and several local chamber affiliates to push for passage of wide-ranging legislation during a special session&nbsp;set to&nbsp;begin Sept. 6.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 14:22:58 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1966 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 31, 2011