Members of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 655 employed at Schnucks Markets will meet Monday night to review and vote on a proposed contract covering more than 4,500 Local 655 members employed by Schnucks.
After a thorough review and discussion of the proposal, there will be a secret ballot vote to either accept the contract or reject it and authorize a strike. A two-thirds vote is required to authorize a strike. If a strike is authorized, there will be NO immediate strike or picket lines; the union is required to give five days notice of its intention to withhold services.
The Union’s leadership and its Rank and File Negotiating Committee are unanimously recommending REJECTION of the contract offer. The union’s current contract expired May 8, 2016. Union members continue to work on a day-by-day contract extension.
At Monday’s meeting, votes will be counted immediately and the results will be announced afterward. The Labor Tribune will be covering the event and will provide live updates. Stay tuned!