Keep your family covered! Update and renew your Missouri Medicaid today.

Most of us believe that Missouri families should have the insurance we need to stay happy and healthy– from St. Charles to St. Louis to Kansas City. Together, we can make sure ourselves and our loved ones on Missouri Medicaid, update our contact information to keep our coverage. It only takes a few minutes. Let’s […]

2023 Ad Book

2023 Ad Book  Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email The continued support of our members and allies has made MO JwJ’s fight for workers’ rights, fair wages, affordable healthcare and a democracy that works for all families possible. Investment allows us the resources we need to engage voters across the state and build power as we continue […]

Work must be an escape from poverty, not another version of it.

by Ruth Ehresman A Place at the TableWhen I was a child, Labor Day shut the door on summer vacation. But I also remember it as aday that was important to my Dad. His first paying job as a teen was in the shoe factory in oursmall town. When it closed in 1959, he found […]

Labor in the Pulpits Sermon

by The Rev. Dr. Teresa Danieley Romans 12: 9-21Matthew 16: 21-28Labor in the Pulpits 2023September 3, 2023 Poor Peter must have had whiplash. In the portion of the conversation from Matthew weheard last week, Jesus blessed him and called him Peter, the Rock of the Church, andJesus said that he would give Peter the keys […]


by The Rev. Dr. Tex Sample For over four decades the people of the United States have been under the captivity of policies and actions generally called Neoliberalism. It consists of at least six characteristics. 1. Deregulation. Note, e.g., that the financial system became seriously opaque with the use of derivatives in the early 2000s […]

Labor Day & Leadership: Support Worker Leaders Today

Across our state and country workers are rising up for hot labor summer and beyond. To build on the outstanding gains of the labor movement this year, we must continue to train the next generation of leaders. That’s why I’m asking you to contribute to our Leadership Development Training Scholarship fund today. We at Missouri […]

Jefferson Bank Protests

Whereas equality means providing the same to all, equity means recognizing that we do not all start from the same place and must acknowledge and adjust to imbalances. Sixty years ago, Black organizers from CORE, The Committee on Racial Equity, led a protest at Jefferson Bank demanding that Jefferson Bank hire four black tellers. They […]

1.4 million Missourians could lose Medicaid – Demand MO leaders take action

On April 1st, the rules for Medicaid changed. Now everyone must renew their health care coverage. More than 1.4 million Missourians depend on Medicaid to care for themselves and their families. This month, hundreds of thousands of Missourians will start to lose their health coverage because of paperwork issues. These reauthorizations risk the health of […]

Columbia’s Essential Workers Deserve Respect and a Fair Contract

Columbia’s city workers are essential workers. From driving buses, to picking up solid waste, to maintaining our sewers and streets, the workers of LiUNA Local 955 have kept Columbia running through some tough times. Unfortunately, they have not been given the treatment they deserve. The City of Columbia has cut services to the public, stalled […]