Menard’s brings in out-of-state scab painters, glaziers

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St. Peters—The International Union of Painters District Council 2 and its affiliate Glaziers Local 513, have posted informational pickets at the Menard’s store being built at Spencer and Mexico roads in St. Peters.

Glaziers Business Representative Mark Kuhlenburg said Menard’s had promised that the job would be 100 percent Union, but instead used Designers Mirror & Glass, Inc. of Warren, Michigan, a non-union company paying substandard wages, for its glass work.

Painting at the store is being done by TSI Painting, another out-of-state, non-union contractor that pays substandard wages. Menards is the third largest home improvement store chain in the Midwest building its first St. Louis store here.

Members of Glaziers Local 513 picketing at the Menard's store in St. Peters included (from left) Matt Brinkmann, James Hinch, business Representative Mark Kuhlenberg and Mike Litzau Sr.– Labor Tribune photo
Members of Glaziers Local 513 picketing at the Menard's store in St. Peters included (from left) Matt Brinkmann, James Hinch, business Representative Mark Kuhlenberg and Mike Litzau Sr.
– Labor Tribune photo
Painters and Allied Trades District Council 2 member Clarence Childers and Paul Veasley, a member of Glaziers Local 513, were protesting substandard wages being paid by TSI Painting at the new Menard's store in St. Peters.– Labor Tribune photo
Painters and Allied Trades District Council 2 member Clarence Childers and Paul Veasley, a member of Glaziers Local 513, were protesting substandard wages being paid by TSI Painting at the new Menard's store in St. Peters.
– Labor Tribune photo

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