September 17, 2021
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Missouri’s union-friendly Democratic Party accused of unfair labor practices | Politics

Conover said that beyond higher salaries and better benefits, employees were pushing for continuity among staff so the party didn’t have to rebuild every election cycle.

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While Conover was fired in July, other unionized Missouri Democratic Party staffers found themselves out of jobs days before Christmas, one former party employee told the Post-Dispatch.

Jordan Hunt, 35, of Kansas City, the former finance director for the party, said newly elected Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Michael Butler, who is also St. Louis recorder of deeds, terminated her and other staff in December.

“We all got phone calls from Michael Butler saying that this was our last day and that we’d be paid through the end of the year but that no more work would be performed,” Hunt said.

She said “union employees all suspected” Butler was attempting to “get rid of the union.”

Gepford, who…

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