Local glassworkers strike over contract

Eight union glassworkers went on strike today at Brady’s Glass, at 203 N. Providence Road, citing a contract disagreement.The workers’ three-year contract expired last night at midnight without a renewal.

Striking worker Lynn Wells, who has worked at Brady’s about 20 years, said the union and management still hadn’t agreed on wages and insurance benefits in the new contract.

The workers belong to Glaziers, Architectural Metal and Glassworkers Local Union No. 513, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO. Brady’s, which has occupied its current location since 1965, is the only union glass shop in Mid-Missouri, Wells said.

Owner Jerry Brady declined to comment.

A St. Louis-based business agent is representing the union in negotiations, and the workers don’t know when the issue will be resolved.

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