Strike Impacting 31,000 UFCW-Represented Stop & Shop Workers Ends With Announcement Of Tentative Agreement
(PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND) - The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) announced Sunday (April 21st) that a tentative agreement has been reached on a new contract for the 31,000 Stop & Shop Workers who walked off their jobs on April 11th to protest the company’s proposed cuts to health care, take-home pay and other benefits.
Five UFCW Local Unions - 328, 371, 1445, 1459, and 919 - released the following statement in response to the deal:
We are incredibly grateful to our customers and everyone who proudly stood together with us every day for a contract that invests in the communities we serve, and makes Stop & Shop a better place to work and a better place to shop. Under this proposed contract, our Members will be able to focus on continuing to help customers in our communities enjoy the best shopping experience possible and to keep Stop & Shop the number one grocery store in New England. The agreement preserves health care and retirement benefits, provides wage increases, and maintains time-and-a-half pay on Sunday for current Members. Today is a powerful victory for the 31,000 hardworking men and women of Stop & Shop who courageously stood up to fight for what all New Englanders want – good jobs, affordable health care, a better wage, and to be treated right by the company they made a success.
To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: www.ufcw.org/2019/04/22/ufcw-announces-tentative-agreement-for-stop-shop-workers/
For More On This Labor News Story, Go To: www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/04/21/tentative-deal-reached-between-stop-shop-striking-workers-company-says/f8oZ3CJaOqlBpRgJlFL0oO/story.html
And For More, Reading the Labor News Story, Headlined: UFCW-Represented Stop & Shop Grocery Store Workers Strike At 134 Massachusetts Locations & Another 119 In Connecticut & Rhode Island Over Management’s Lack Of Movement To Negotiate A New Contract At www.wnylabortoday.com/news/2019/04/12/national-labor-news/ufcw-represented-stop-shop-grocery-store-workers-strike-at-134-massachusetts-locations-another-119-in-connecticut-rhode-island-over-management-s-lack-of-movement-to-negotiate-a-new-contract/