UFCW To Vote On Schnucks Contract Offer

Brian Kelly @brpkelly

ST. LOUIS (KMOX)-Thousands of Missouri-side Schnucks employees are scheduled to vote Monday night on the company’s latest contract offer, and their leaders are calling for them to vote no.

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655’s leaders,  say the company’s proposal asks the more than 4,500 checkers, stockers and others to make more sacrifices, while it makes record revenues.

They’re urging the workers to reject it and authorize a strike. Strike authorization requires a two-thirds majority.

The union would have to give five days notice before walking out. Its leaders say the goal is not to walk picket lines, but to get back to the negotiating table to work out a better deal.

The vote comes as the supermarket chain continues to face backlash from Teamsters, over the replacement of 200 warehouse workers by non-union employees.

The UFCW’s current contract expired in May, but is being extended on a day-to-day basis. The vote is at 7 p.m., at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri.

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