Gov. Jay Nixon has named Curtis Chick, a union business representative, as the employee representative on the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission.
Chick, a Democrat, has worked as a business representative for Sheet Metal Workers Local 36. He previously served as secretary/treasurer for the Joint Apprenticeship committee and was elected to the Executive Board of Local 36. He also has been active in the Missouri State Building and Construction Trades Council.
The commission reviews administrative appeals of workers’, unemployment, crime victims’ and tort victims’ compensation cases. It also conducts evidentiary hearings in prevailing wage objections.
Chick was appointed for a term ending July 27, 2014. He replaces the previous employee representative, John J. Hickey.
The other members of the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission are William F. Ringer and Alice A. Bartlett.