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Grocery Workers On Strike

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Workers at Schnuck's were locked out Tuesday morning. (KWMU Photo)

By Matt Sepic, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – Union grocery workers at area Schuck's, Dierberg's and Shop & Save stores are now on strike.

More than 4,000 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union voted to strike this morning. That number equaled about 72% of all ballots cast, which was more than was needed for a job action.

Cheers went up at the America's Center as UFCW local 655 president Bob Kelley announced the results.

The union will be picketing Shop & Save stores, but not Schnucks or Dierberg's. Kelley says the Teamsters and other unions have voiced their support for the strike.

Still, union officials feared management would lock out workers at the stores not picketed. That did happen later this morning; sparking picket lines to go up at Dierberg's and Schnuck's.

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