Informational picket shuts down horse racing for Tuesday

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COLLINSVILLE, IL (KPLR) – Afternoon races were cancelled Tuesday at Fairmount Park race track in Collinsville. Some union workers refused to cross an informational picket line set up by the roofers union outside the track. The roofers union wants the public to know non-union roofers are making repairs to the racetrack building receiving substandard wages and benefits.

Racetrack officials say they are working to resolve the issues so racing can resume.

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