Morning Minutes: Webster union bid fails, Senate approves ‘right-to-work’

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) EliMizzou/Flickr, Webster University, and the St. Louis CVC
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) EliMizzou/Flickr, Webster University, and the St. Louis CVC

Here are this morning’s top business headlines from across Missouri:

Senate committee approves ‘right-to-work’ bill

As hundreds of union workers flooded the halls of the Capitol on Monday, a Missouri Senate committee voted to send controversial “right-to-work” legislation to the full Senate for debate.

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Health care funding, other bills hang in limbo

With the Missouri Senate slated to take up discussion of a “right-to-work” bill that advanced out of committee on Monday, several other prominent proposals hang in limbo with the legislative session just days away from its conclusion.

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Webster University adjuncts vote against joining union

Adjunct professors at Webster University in St. Louis fell short in their bid to join a union, but the adjuncts and university officials both promised continued discussion of the issues that prompted the vote.

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Legislature OKs bill limiting access to St. Louis convention bids

Gov. Jay Nixon will decide whether to sign into law a bill that would allow the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission to bar public access to its bids.

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Law firm’s KC office will include more than 200 new hires

San Francisco law firm Littler Mendelson plans to hire more than 200 new employees for the new administrative services center it will open in Kansas City later this year.

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