Right-to-work bill for construction unions passes House committee

By Rebecca Rivas, The St. Louis American

On Wednesday, February 4, a Missouri House of Representatives committee passed a so-called “right to work” bill for the building trades, sponsored by state Rep. Courtney Curtis – a black Democrat representing part of North St. Louis County, including Ferguson. All of the bill’s supporters were Republicans in the 8-4 vote.

Labor’s ‘rebirth’ not going as planned

By Richard Berman, NewsOK.com

Toward the end of 2014, a handful of wishful members of the labor press “discovered” a new trend — the rebirth of labor unions. Bolstered by a series of new regulations and edicts designed to push more Americans to become dues-paying members, Big Labor had supposedly caught its second wind.