LONG STRIKE PREDICTED IN ST. LOUIS

ST. LOUIS -- Observers of the labor scene here told SN the supermarket work stoppage, which began last week at this metro area's three largest supermarket chains, promises to be a long one.The work stoppage here began last Tuesday when 72% of the members of United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 655 here voted to strike. The union needed a two-thirds vote to call a work stoppage; the previous

ST. LOUIS -- Observers of the labor scene here told SN the supermarket work stoppage, which began last week at this metro area's three largest supermarket chains, promises to be a long one.

The work stoppage here began last Tuesday when 72% of the members of United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 655 here voted to strike. The union needed a two-thirds vote to call a work stoppage; the previous week, its members had rejected a management offer with only a 64% vote.

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