rally http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Massive pro-union rally at Mo. Capitol http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/massive-pro-union-rally-mo-capitol <p>Well over a thousand labor union members rallied outside the State Capitol Tuesday against various bills in the <a href="http://moga.mo.gov/">General Assembly</a> they say is anti-worker.</p><p>In particular, they oppose legislation that would suspend the prevailing wage law in tornado-ravaged Joplin and other parts of Missouri declared to be federal disaster areas.&nbsp; <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D)&nbsp;spoke at the rally, accusing Republican lawmakers and their backers of attacking working people in Missouri. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 00:37:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3369 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Massive pro-union rally at Mo. Capitol Rally at Mo. Capitol to oppose "anti-immigrant" bills http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rally-mo-capitol-oppose-anti-immigrant-bills <p>Around 300 people rallied at the Missouri Capitol today to protest two bills backers say are designed to combat illegal immigration.</p><p>Rally leaders were especially critical of a Senate bill <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=9262">that would require all law officers to check the immigration status</a> of those they stop, detain or arrest if they have a &ldquo;reasonable suspicion&rdquo; that they&rsquo;re in the country illegally (SB 590).&nbsp; Vanessa Crawford&nbsp;is Executive&nbsp;Director of&nbsp;the group<a href="http://mira-mo.org/wordpress/"> Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates</a>. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 22:01:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3215 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rally at Mo. Capitol to oppose "anti-immigrant" bills Hundreds of thousands attend Cardinals victory parade, rally http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hundreds-thousands-attend-cardinals-victory-parade-rally <p>Hundreds of thousands of fans gathered in downtown St. Louis on Sunday to celebrate their World Series champs at a Cardinal victory parade and rally.</p><p>Cloudy skies and the occasional drizzle didn&rsquo;t discourage the fans, who thronged the parade route along Market Street.</p><p>They cheered and snapped pictures as the Budweiser Clydesdales went by, followed by Cardinals team members and marching bands from area high schools.</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 05:09:28 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 2369 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hundreds of thousands attend Cardinals victory parade, rally