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This is what a UAW strike could look like for workers in Wentzville

1 week 4 days ago
Nearly 4,000 United Auto Workers union members in Wentzville could go out on strike at 11 p.m. Thursday if a contract is not reached by union officials negotiating with Big 3 automakers in Detroit. If there is a strike, UAW Local 2250 members have a list of things to do when the deadline passes. They include third shift shutting equipment down, setting up pickets at plant gates and assembling kitchen duty to help process food for members' families. At the GM Wentzville Assembly Center, a replica…
Alex Fees

Governor’s budget vetoes survive despite overrides in the Missouri House

1 week 5 days ago
Gov. Mike Parson prevailed on all his vetoes Wednesday when the state Senate refused to consider any of the 14 budget overrides approved by the Missouri House. The House achieved two-thirds votes to override vetoes on 10 budget lines providing raises for the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Capitol Police Department. The other successful override votes were on lines that provided funds to Task Force 1, an urban search and rescue team headquartered in Boone County; recruitment incentives for…
Rudi Keller

Service restored after 'security incident' involving criminal database hampered St. Louis-area police operations for 24 hours

1 week 5 days ago
For more than 24 hours, the region’s largest criminal justice database system was offline, making it difficult for police officers, jails and other law enforcement agencies to operate throughout the St. Louis area. The Regional Justice Information Service, also known as REJIS, experienced a “security incident,” at about 3 p.m. Monday, and was turned off into Tuesday afternoon, said REJIS CEO Ryan Burckhardt. On Wednesday morning, a spokesman for the company confirmed that service was restored. “We…
Christine Byers and Nicole Sanders

Envision LLC launches AI IT staffing services

1 week 5 days ago
Envision LLC, a well-established nationwide IT Staffing and recruiting company with a 40-year legacy, is pleased to unveil its new artificial intelligence (AI) practice emphasizing business intelligence and machine learning. This strategic move aims to enhance employee productivity and optimize company processes effectively. Key IT skillsets at the forefront of Envision's focus include: Machine learning engineers. Data scientists. Robotic scientists and robotics engineers. Business intelligence…
Envision LLC

There’s a fast and easy way to make B2C payments no matter what industry you’re in

1 week 5 days ago
When businesses need to make payments to consumers, there can be inconveniences on both sides of the transaction. Inefficiencies with traditional payment methods, such as wasted time and unnecessary costs, cause frustration for both payors and payees. Setting up systems to deliver payments for things such as incentives and rewards, rebates, insurance claims, legal settlements or health care patient refunds can create managerial headaches and expenses. Manual payments must be generated, tracked and…
Commerce Bank

New round of Covid-19 booster shots on the way after CDC recommendation

1 week 5 days ago
Americans older than six months should get an updated Covid-19 booster this fall, according to a recommendation the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued Tuesday. The vaccine should be available by later this week, the CDC said in a statement. “We have more tools than ever to prevent the worst outcomes from Covid-19,” said Director Mandy Cohen. “CDC is now recommending updated Covid-19 vaccination for everyone 6 months and older to better protect you and your loved ones.” The…
Jennifer Shutt

Former prosecutor picked to fill Missouri Supreme Court vacancy

1 week 5 days ago
Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday announced Judge Kelly Broniec as his choice to fill an open seat on the Missouri Supreme Court. Broniec, 52, currently serves as chief judge of the Missouri’s Eastern District Court of Appeals in St. Louis. She will fill the vacancy left by Judge George W. Draper III, who retired earlier this month. With Broniec’s appointment, women now make up four of the seven seats on the court. It’s the second time Parson has gotten to fill a Supreme Court vacancy. In 2021,…
Jason Hancock