Look Back: Medart's Restaurant strike, 1942
Date: 3/9/2012 Album ID: 1430015
Photos by Post-Dispatch staff photographers
Medartís restaurant, at 7036 Clayton Avenue and Skinker Boulevard, glorified the American hamburger and was a hit with the after-theater crowd and college kids. But frustrated by long hours and low pay, Medartís waitresses went on strike in July 1941, eventually settling on March 16, 1942. They got most of what they wanted.