St. Louis, MO – Boeing will lay off 260 union workers in St. Louis.
The company said today their jobs will end June 20.
Spokesman Jim Bafarro says the job originally were planned two years ago because of modernization at the St. Louis plants, and were supposed to come through attrition. But Bafarro says the retirement rate has declined, so the layoffs are necessary.
The layoffs are scattered across various production lines, affecting four different unions. No additional layoffs are planned this year.
St. Louis, Mo. – St. Louis-based pilots for American Airlines are learning who may soon lose jobs. The union is holding meetings this week in St. Louis and around the country to explain contract changes aimed at preventing American's bankruptcy.
The concessions could mean layoffs for as many as 700 St. Louis-based pilots. Union members will vote next week whether to accept the proposals.
Jefferson City, Mo. – St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was in Jefferson City Wednesday to testify against a measure that would lift the residency requirement for St. Louis Police.
Proposals in the House and Senate would allow police to live wherever they want. Slay says the state should not get involved in city affairs city voters supported the requirement 2:1 in a 1995 referendum.