Officials with Metro and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 788 say workers will be on the job as usual today. That's after rumors of a strike set to start today began swirling across the city. Even though the union did vote to authorize a strike last month, the soonest it would happen is mid-July. Even then, the public would be given a ten-day notice of an impending transit strike.
The union voted last month to authorize a strike, but it would not happen until a ruling from an arbitrator, which could come as early as this Friday. There were concerns by some riders that Metro service would be interrupted during Fair St. Louis which runs July 4-6, but the union said over the weekend that drivers of Metrolink trains and Metro buses would report to their routes as planned.