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Grocers, Union Will Resume Negotiations

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By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO – Negotiations will resume between striking union workers and St. Louis's three biggest grocery chains.

A federal mediator, as well as Gov. Bob Holden, asked the two sides on Thursday to return to bargaining for a new contract. A now three-week old strike is affecting about 10,000 workers and almost 100 Schnuck's, Dierberg's, and Shop 'N Save stores.

The mediator has asked the union and supermarkets not to discuss bargaining plans with the media. However, union president Bob Kelly says the sides have agreed to meet.

Union spokesman Dana Spitzer says he's unsure if a specific date and time have been set, but the meeting will be in the near future.

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