Retailer support grows in St. Louis for distributor employees on strike
As many as 50 bars and restaurants in St. Louis are reported to have joined a boycott of Anheuser-Busch products in support of a dispute by drivers working for Lohr Distribution, the brewer’s exclusive distributors in the area.
Lohr drivers, members of the Teamsters Union, have been on strike since May 22nd.
“We now have a critical mass of St. Louis bars and restaurants honouring our members,” said Martin Giorgi of Teamsters Local 600. “The community support we’ve received has been great but this greedy company just won’t budge on our requests. Lohr still wants us to accept lower wages, eliminate full-time jobs and increase our health care costs.”