Missouri workers who lost their lives on the job were remembered today at a Workers' Memorial Day ceremony at the State Capitol.
More than 130 family members of workers who lost their lives attended the ceremony, including Steffenie Quinlan from Bolivar. Her husband, John, was a laborer who was electrocuted while on the job.
“I am very pleased that they honor(ed) them," Quinlan said. "Everyone that’s worked on the job and died on the job should be honored.”
A federal judge has ruled against state employees in a dispute over whether Gov. Pat Quinn can cancel raises promised in union contracts.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees said Thursday it will appeal the ruling.
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