St. Louis Has More Than $1.4 For Construction Jobs in 2020

St. Louis has MORE THAN $1.4 Billion for construction projects. The Skilled Trades industry offers a long term career path. Listen to the BLUE LABOR shows to learn more.

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Bullying is an Epidemic




As a kid, I was bullied for a myriad of reasons. Often chased home by mean girls who were jealous about something, I became a strong, self confident person who is unwilling to accept disrespect or the malicious behavior of other people. 

Things have changed since the 1960's. Every day we see the affects of bullying. Suicide rates are on the rise. School shootings are almost the norm and mental health imbalances have become mainstream. 

Tons of organizations are available to help kids survive bullying. I applaud their efforts. However, I believe that bullying really starts at home. Children see their parents mistreat each other and they emulate that behavior at school. For me, bullying is a family problem, not just a kid issue. 

Operating Engineers Local 513 Demo for Mom & Teen




The Operating Engineers Local 513 Apprentice Training program offers free dorms and meals. It's almost like going away to college. 

The Benefits of a Pre Apprentice Program



The Associated General Contractors have a pre-apprentice program that helps people interested in a construction career find the best fit. 

Glaziers Need Apprentices



Consider the fact that every building, vehicle, etc. has a window. Glaziers are one skilled trade that will always be needed. 

Congressman Lacy Clay A Life Long Skill Set



This is why the skilled trades industry might be a good career option. 

Congressman Lacy Clay Supports the BLUE LABOR Career Expo



MO Congressman Lacy Clay lends his support of the first BLUE LABOR Career Expo. Here he learns more about the Bricklayers Local 1 Apprentice Program.