strike http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Metro, Transit Union Head Back To Negotiating Table http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metro-transit-union-head-back-negotiating-table <p>Metro Transit and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 788&nbsp;are heading back to the bargaining table on Wednesday afternoon.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The central issue continues to be the retirement package offered to new transit workers.</p> Sun, 08 Sep 2013 11:06:20 +0000 Tim Lloyd 29706 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Metro, Transit Union Head Back To Negotiating Table Metro Ready For Fair St. Louis, Continues New Farebox Testing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metro-ready-fair-st-louis-continues-new-farebox-testing <p>The mass transit agency Metro says buses and trains will run as usual for Fair St. Louis this week, despite the possibility of a labor strike.</p><p>Vice president of marketing and communications Dianne Williams says Metro is monitoring negotiations&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">with its union, the </span><a href="http://www.atu.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">Amalgamated Transit Union</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Local 788.</span></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:29:13 +0000 Kristi Luther 27875 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Metro Ready For Fair St. Louis, Continues New Farebox Testing Missouri Grocers: 'We Expect To Be Out Of Twinkies Within 24 Hours' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-grocers-we-expect-be-out-twinkies-within-24-hours <p>Grocery&nbsp;stores across Missouri are running out of Twinkies and other Hostess products, following<a href="http://hostessbrands.com/Closing.aspx"> today’s announcement </a>that the company is going out of business.</p><p>Shoppers had already been snapping up Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other Hostess-made snacks prior to the announcement that the company was closing.&nbsp; Lori Willis is spokeswoman for the St. Louis-based Schnucks grocery chain.&nbsp; She says they expect to completely run out of Hostess snack products by Saturday.</p><p>“As a retailer, this is the very last thing you want to hear, that you’re not going to be able to meet the needs of your customers, so we’re working very hard with a lot of other suppliers to make sure that we can fill in where we can," Willis said.</p><p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:31:55 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6532 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Grocers: 'We Expect To Be Out Of Twinkies Within 24 Hours' SIUC faculty set strike date http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/siuc-faculty-set-strike-date <p><em>Reporting by WSIU&#39;s Jennifer Fuller was used in this report.</em></p><p>The union representing tenured and tenure-track employees at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has set a strike date.</p><p>The SIUC Faculty Association says its members will walk off the job on Nov. 3 if they cannot reach an agreement with the university on a new contract. The last contract expired in June 2010.</p> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 14:49:21 +0000 WSIU 2301 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SIUC faculty set strike date SIU faculty to vote Sept. 28 on possible strike http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/siu-faculty-vote-sept-28-possible-strike <p>Faculty at Southern Illinois University&#39;s flagship campus in Carbondale will be voting later this month on whether to go on strike as part of a lingering contract dispute.</p><p>The <a href="http://thesouthern.com/news/local/education/article_487acc4a-e06d-11e0-ae85-001cc4c002e0.html">Southern Illinoisan reports</a> that the group representing tenured and tenure-track faculty at the 20,000-student school voted unanimously Thursday to seek a strike-authorization vote. That means the entire membership will vote Sept. 28 on whether a walkout is in order.</p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 18:03:22 +0000 The Associated Press 2067 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SIU faculty to vote Sept. 28 on possible strike