Working people in Missouri had a quarter-million reasons to be thankful over the holiday weekend. The Missouri Secretary of State’s Office certified 250,327 signatures of registered voters who want to decide the Right to Work question at the ballot box in November 2018. Opponents of the measure needed only about 140,000 signatures to put the issue to a public vote, but union members across Missouri gathered 78 percent more signatures than necessary to place it on the ballot. Read more here.
Members from Locals 663, 319 and the District Council participated in an Apprenticeship Forum in Joplin Friday, Nov. 17.
The event was presented by the Missouri Job Center, the Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri and the Joplin Regional Partnership.
Those attending received a lot of information about the opportunities offered to young workers through registered and pre-apprenticeships. Employers, educators and union representatives took part in the program.
Local 663 Business Agent Derick Barnes participated in a panel discussion, likening apprenticeships to baseball players honing their skills in the minor leagues before they make it to the Big Leagues.
Also attending the forum were Local 663 Business Manager Jason Mendenhall, Business Agent Tim Price and Communications and Outreach Manager Jeff Phillips. Local 319 Business Manager George Mustard and District Council Training Officer Mike White also took in the presentations. More images can be found in the Photo Gallery by clicking here.
Employers and labor unions are celebrating Apprentice Week in the area served by Heavy Construction Laborers Union Local 663. Business Agent Derrick Barnes talked to KY3/KSPR News in Springfield about the importance of and the tremendous career opportunities offered by apprenticeships. Read more here.
Employers and laborers came together Tuesday night to give kids in Springfield a closeup look at the great career opportunities offered in the trades. KY3/KSPR News in Springfield shared some of the images taken by Local 663 Communications and Outreach Manager Jeff Phillips captured. Local 663 was represented by Business Agent Derick Barnes and apprenticeship director Don Slack at the event at the Musgrave Boys and Girls Club in Springfield. Read more here.
A story was featured on FOX 4 Kansas City on November 2nd that outlines how important a New KCI Terminal which is on the Tuesday, November 7th Ballot in KCMO. This project could be very beneficial to local construction companies and bring stability to the industry. Read more here.
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