ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Symphony is offering free tickets this weekend to furloughed federal workers.
The symphony said Friday that the gesture seeks to show support to those directly affected by the federal government shutdown.
The shows on Saturday and Sunday feature the works of American composers George Gershwin and John Adams.
Each federal employee can obtain two tickets, which must be picked up in person at the Powell Hall Box Office. A valid federal ID is required.
The Metro workers union released a statement saying they are pleased with progress made by mediators.
The Local 788 is arguing that Metro should not be allowed to scrap the pension plan for current employees. Company officials were trying to transition the pension to a 401k for all employees, past, current, and future.
The mediators have also sided with the workers who are asking for a livable wage increase.
Boeing employees will be heading back to work Tuesday morning after Friday's storms knocked out power to the Hazelwood facility, forcing it to close.
Some buildings were still in the dark Monday night, forcing the aerospace company to cancel work for many third shift employees overnight.
Company officials say that by 3:30 Tuesday morning, Ameren crews had restored power to all Boeing buildings. First shift employees are expected to report to work.