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    19 Republican governors oppose proposed Project Labor Agreement rule

    October 31, 2022 // Nineteen Republican governors wrote a letter to President Joe Biden (D) on October 17, 2022, opposing a proposed federal rule to mandate the use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) for federal construction projects. The letter was signed by governors from Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming. The proposed rule follows an executive order that was signed by Biden in February 2022 that aimed to require PLAs for large-scale construction projects. A group of Republican governors wrote a letter in April 2022 opposing the executive order, arguing that it granted a monopoly to unions and discouraged competition. The proposed rule would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the executive order and mandate the use of PLAs for federal construction contracts exceeding $35 million.

    St. Louis Machinists union members vote to strike Boeing Aug.1

    July 25, 2022 // IAM workers are one of the biggest trade unions in the U.S. and Canada. There are about 600,000 active and retired members in the aerospace, defense, airlines, railroad, transit, healthcare, and other sectors. IAM District 837 members make and manufacture the world’s top weapons and military aircraft, like F-15, F-18, and others. St. Louis, St. Charles, and Mascoutah, Illinois. International Association of Machinists and Aerospace (IAM) District 837

    Workers at a second Missouri medical marijuana dispensary vote to unionize

    July 12, 2022 // Employees of Bloom Medicinals dispensary in Missouri voted to unionize, the second dispensary in the state to do so. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, staffers at Bloom in O’Fallon voted to join Local 655 of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union. David Cook, cannabis, Jim Araby,

    Wells Fargo employees pushing to organize union across bank’s workforce

    June 3, 2022 // Workers at Wells Fargo with the Committee for Better Banks met with Wells Fargo’s CEO, Charles Scharf, in December 2020 over workers’ concerns with company policies, pay and benefits, but have been pushing for a follow-up meeting, to discuss recent scandals such as the fake diversity interviews.

    “Nonunion drivers are getting paid better than us:” Car haul truckers in US determined to strike Tuesday night

    May 31, 2022 // We had a lot of guys leave because it’s better pay everywhere else. But there are perks to the union and that’s why I’m still here; the union is a family, but we got to get this pay right. “All of the other drivers who are nonunion are getting paid better.” Referring to the so-called Teamsters reformers in charge of the union, including new president Sean O’Brien, he said: “We are not elevating the appropriate people.

    Ousted carpenters chief decries ‘hostile takeover’ of St. Louis union

    May 12, 2022 // In September, Bond’s position was eliminated and the St. Louis council was terminated with little explanation. UBC President Doug McCarron later said the national union was investigating “financial malfeasance” in the St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council, and union officials said they planned formal, internal charges against Bond for “defrauding” the union.