Beer distributor strike goes on
By Kevin Lavery, KWMU
St. Louis, MO. – Union drivers remain on strike against Lohr Distributing, which delivers Anheuser-Busch beer in the city of St. Louis.
Teamsters Local 600 president Dan McKay says a meeting with a mediator Thursday produced no results.
The main sticking point is over health insurance costs. McKay says though the union agreed to Lohr's terms, the company rejected the union's proposal to cap out of pocket costs.
"I think we got it capped at 20 percent, they don't want to put no cap on it at all; whatever they see fit, whatever they want us to pay," McKay said. "We didn't get to the point where we could even propose it. The mediator just said that they're sticking to their guns, and that's it."
Lohr officials did not return calls seeking comment. Drivers have been without a contract since February.