Beer Strike Tests St. Louis' Loyalties

1 decade 2 years 2 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
A group of Teamsters wants Cardinals fans to boycott the hometown brewer, even during the playoff games. A Washington University professor who specializes in labor law, Neil Bernstein, says the strike by drivers for Lohr Distributing Company has been the least successful labor action in the city in at least 30 years. He says that's partly due to the fact that many St. Louisans are loyal Budweiser drinkers. Unionized drivers for Lohr have been on strike since May. The company is the exclusive distributor for Anheuser-Busch products inside St. Louis city limits. Lohr notified the drivers last week they have been permanently replaced.

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