St. Louis, MO – Monday marks day seven for unionized grocery workers' strike against Schnuck's, Dierberg's, and Shop & Save. And they say the public still supports them.
As passing drivers honked in support Sunday, members of the United Food & Commercial Workers union stretched a picket line about three blocks from a Schnucks on Manchester Road to a nearby Shop & Save.
The parking lots had few cars for a Sunday afternoon, and union president Bob Kelley says that means St. Louisans generally side with workers.
Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri Supreme Court Monday morning refused to lift a temporary injunction against Missouri's new concealed guns law.
The decision means last week's order by St. Louis Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer will remain in effect at least a little while longer.
Ohmer blocked the law from taking effect Saturday because of constitutional concerns. Plaintiffs in a lawsuit had cited a provision dating to the state's 1875 constitution that said the right to bear arms "shall not justify the wearing of concealed weapons."
St. Louis, MO – St. Louis County Executive Buzz Westfall has been hospitalized for about a week with a serious infection.
A county spokesman says Westfall was admitted to Christian Northeast Hospital with a chronic back problem, but developed a serious infection.
Council Chairman Greg Quinn is filling briefly as County Executive, but the County charter says the Council must elect a temporary replacement who is the same party. Westfall is a Democrat. Quinn is a Republican.