News Feed: Department of Labor & Industrial Relations /news-rss?filter=labor News Feed: Department of Labor & Industrial Relations Tue, 21 Aug 2018 05:44:06 +0000 en-us Public Sector Unionization Process Gets a Digital Upgrade 18961 at Wed, 25 Jul 2018 09:53:08 +0000 Jefferson City, MO -- A new online tool is saving tax dollars and making it easier for voters in elections that decide whether to change public sector collective bargaining representatives. Public entities, such as fire and school districts, can now file electronic ballots with the Missouri Department of labor and Industrial Relations (Department) State Board of Mediation (Board) in elections to determine union representation.  Farm Safety Initiative Kickoff Event Reinforces Partnerships Among Safety Groups Across the Country 18401 at Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:25:05 +0000 ADRIAN, MO – On a cold, windy, and out-of-character April afternoon in western Missouri, leaders from several federal and state agencies and organizations, bundled in winter coats, gathered to pledge their dedication to one of the agriculture industry’s deadliest topics. “Too many workers lose their lives in preventable grain engulfments every year,” said Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. “According to the latest data available, there were 29 engulfments in 2016. A 21-percent increase from 2015.” Cross-Training Leads to Faster Help for Missouri's Unemployed 18231 at Wed, 28 Mar 2018 11:20:56 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- Spring arrives and Missouri begins to shake off the cold, but the seasonal change brings about a different hope for the thousands of Missourians who work seasonal, outdoor jobs that have been without employment during the winter months.  2017 Missouri Human Rights Award Winners Announced 17406 at Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:08:04 +0000 Jefferson City, MO - Three Missourians and one local human rights commission are being honored this year by the Missouri Commission on Human Rights for their continual advocacy for the advancement of human rights. Missouri Minimum Wage Rate Set for 2018 17396 at Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:04:44 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Labor announces the state minimum wage rate for 2018 has been established, according to state law, at $7.85, effective January 1. Missouri Department of Labor Promotes Worker’s Safety Initiatives in Celebration of Labor Day 16931 at Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:57:00 +0000 Jefferson City, MO - Missouri has celebrated Labor Day for over 100 years by recognizing the contributions made by working men and women to our state and local communities. In honor of this year’s Labor Day, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR) is focusing on ensuring safe workplaces for every Missourian. Public Hearing Today in St. Louis to Focus on Rule Review 16896 at Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:03:50 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations will hold a public hearing at 1 p.m. on August 24 at 111 N. Seventh St., St. Louis, MO to allow taxpayers, citizens, businesses and customers of the department to talk directly to Department leadership to help alleviate the burden of state government red tape on citizens and growing businesses. Human Rights Commission Promotes Public Awareness Campaign with Student Poster and Essay Contest 16866 at Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:38:34 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This month the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR) kicks off a poster and essay contest for youths in the St. Louis Promise Zone as part of its continuing public awareness campaign, the Show-Me Fair Housing Awareness Project. Students in the St. Louis metropolitan area are invited to submit an essay or poster expressing the theme, “Fair Housing: Building a Better World.” Bill’s Quick Mart is Among Best in Workplace Safety 16821 at Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:46:02 +0000 ROGERSVILLE, Mo. –  The Missouri Department of Labor’s On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program announced Bill’s Quick Mart as the newest member of the state’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). “The SHARP program is dedicated to promoting a culture of safety for our workers at Missouri businesses,” said Anna Hui, Acting Director of the Department of Labor. “We congratulate the team at Bill’s Quick Mart for achieving their workplace safety goals and joining an elite group of Missouri businesses.” Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Additional Counties 16736 at Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:54:28 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY – Governor Eric Greitens announced FEMA approved his request to expand federal assistance to eight additional Missouri counties.  This approval allows those whose employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms and flooding from April 28  to May 11, 2017, to apply for up to 26 weeks of Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).