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Message 14 of 53 (850719)
04-13-2019 11:14 AM
Reply to: Message 11 by Phat
04-09-2019 7:25 AM

Stop & Shop, New England strike
Thousands of Stop & Shop workers walked out in a strike that forced stores to close for hours

  • Stop & Shop locations across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut were forced to close Thursday afternoon after workers walked out in protest.
  • Thirty-one thousand employees at more than 240 stores went on strike in response to Stop & Shop's proposed contract, which the United Food & Commercial Workers union says would cut healthcare benefits and pensions.
  • Stop & Shop defended its wages and benefits and said it needed to cut labor costs to compete with nonunionized grocery chains such as Whole Foods, Costco, and Walmart.

Stop & Shop workers went on strike Thursday, protesting cuts on healthcare and pension benefits.

Thirty-one thousand employees of the Ahold Delhaize-owned regional grocery chain who are members of the United Food & Commercial Workers union walked out of their stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut on Thursday afternoon.

Workers at more than 240 locations left stores about 1 p.m., with some then picketing outside. Many stores — lacking employees — closed for a portion of the afternoon. The strike continued into Friday, but most of the stores reopened Friday morning with temporary replacement workers, a Stop & Shop representative told Business Insider.

Continuing today ... Connecticut workers have joined ...


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