Goodwill workers ratify their first contract!

Last night, after more than a year and a half since they voted for union representation, the hard-working men and women at Goodwill in Festus approved their first ever union contract by 87%! We congratulate these workers on their hard-fought victory. We also thank the hundreds of supporters who contacted Goodwill CEO David Kutchback to […]

Fighting Union Busting at Goodwill

Fed up with workplace favoritism, sick of low wages, and poor benefits, clerks at the MERS Goodwill store in the St. Louis suburb of Festus formed a union in 2019, joining UFCW Local 655. For over a year MERS Goodwill stalled in negotiating a first contract, and then pivoted to spreading misinformation about UFCW, spurring […]

Standing with Silgan Workers in St. Joseph

Members of Sheetmetal Workers Local 2 at Silgan Containers in St. Joseph, Missouri went on strike this past year to oppose an unfair contract proposed by management. Missouri Jobs with Justice mobilized community support to stand with workers on the strike line and provide material support over five months. We engaged partners like Our Revolution […]

Eyemart Express Working to Unionize in Springfield

This summer, IUE-CWA reached out to the Springfield-Ozarks Workers’ Rights Board to support Eyemart Express workers who wanted to unionize in the face of intense union-busting. While this is a small shop, its national headquarters was sending five managers each week to have mandatory anti-union meetings. Not only were they dealing with union-busting, but they […]

Standing with SEIU Local 1 Janitors for Justice

On January 27, 1STL janitors led a large rally and march in downtown St. Louis, which culminated in a planned civil disobedience action and the arrest of 17, including MO JWJ staff, Workers’ Rights Board, and Leadership Team members, as well as workers and other local leaders. Soon after this day of action, a new […]