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Union Workers Continue Grocery Strike

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By Matt Sepic, KMWU

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.

"The support from the general public, the other unions, it's heartwarming," he said. "I think the companies were counting on a big weekend. I think we gave them one, but it wasn't the one they expected."

The Greater St. Louis food Employers' Council says picketers at some stores have intimidated shoppers.

The stores have said their contract proposal is final, and is the best they can offer the union.

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