Schnucks employees urged to reject proposed contract Monday

ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) - Thousands of Schnucks employees will vote on a new contract Monday night in St. Charles.  They will meet at the Family Arena.

The union representatives are encouraging all employees to vote "no" on a new three year contract. Schnucks employees can either approve it or reject it and authorize a strike.

According to union representatives, a two thirds vote by Schnucks employees is required to authorize a strike. Those representatives told our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that they are encouraging employees to vote "no" because unfortunately Schnucks has failed to offer a contract proposal that is acceptable to more than 4,500 employees that have helped their business achieve record revenues in recent years.

The union wants to use the strike vote to continue bargaining with Maryland Heights-based Schnucks.

According to a termination agreement between the two groups, before the union could go on strike they would have to give Schnucks five days notice.

The union says they do not plan to give notice immediately after the vote Monday if it is a no vote.