Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Historical Society Is Target of Union

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Historical Society Is Target of Union

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LINT IN MY CUFF: The Communication Workers of America is trying to organize the 120 staffers of the Missouri Historical Society. Observers note that the society's president, Robert Archibald, had previously been director of the Montana Historical Society, which became a union shop before he left for St. Louis.

Said Archibald: "I'm neither for nor against organized labor. I'm only in a position to let employees know the conditions of their employment." Archibald did say, however, that the Montana society had contracts with the Federation of Teachers, the Carpenters Union and several other craft unions. . . .

Contemporary Group's longtime veep, Terrye Seigel, has parted company with the entertainment conglomerate. Seigel's pop, prominent barrister Charles Seigel, said his law firm, The Stolar Partnership, has shot out a letter to Contemporary chief Steve Schankmann, calling attention to "her wrongful dismissal."

Explained Seigel, "Terrye was there for eight years, and there was a blowup. Both of them lost their tempers when Schankmann asked her to work something out and she wouldn't do it."

Countered Schankmann, "There was no wrongful dismissal. She had a blowup with Craig Lightener. She has resigned four times (in the past), and this time I accepted her resignation." . . .

King World's "American Journal" was in our town this week to do a Q&A with WKBQ-FM/AM's Steve & D.C. regarding the recent Bob Richards tragedy. The segment will air locally at 6:30 p.m. Monday on Channel 4. Interviewer Nancy Glass will be the interviewee on Monday's Steve & D.C. show.

You'll be glad to know that, according to station chief Bill Viands, "Steve and D.C. and the station took no money for the interview from `American Journal.' "

SIPPING & SUPPING: Richard Gorczyca, Bill Cardwell, Pedro Beltranena and David Owens have signed a lease for a spinoff of Cardwell's at Plaza Frontenac on the ground level, next door to Nieman-Marcus. Cardwell's at the Plaza will open for lunch and dinner and will sell food-to-go and wines. …

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