For nine days, UFCW members at 240 Stop & Shop stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut have joined in solidarity demanding a fair contract. We continue to see workers standing outside the popular grocery store holding signs and sharing their plight with locals.
As a holiday weekend approaches, New England residents flock to neighboring towns to stock up on provisions. UFCW confirms the here has been an outpouring of customer support that we are seeing here at home.
In a press release Tuesday, United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 371 said that Stop & Shop is still demanding major concessions that could severely impact employees ability to provide for themselves and their families. "We reaffirmed to the company that our members are strong and will continue standing together, rain or shine, until the company does the right thing," they said.
They went on to explain, "We know the company is selectively releasing information to the public about what they have proposed. They are only telling part of the story. The concessions they want would affect members in different ways and we will leave no member behind."
To get the facts and details surrounding the ongoing negotiations with the five UFCW New England-area local unions click => stopandshop.com/labor/2019/
The facts about Stop & Shop’s wage proposal from UFCW:
- Pay increases for all associates.
- A wage package among the best UFCW retail contracts in the country.
- No changes to Sunday time-and-a-half premiums for current and future full-time associates.
- Current Sunday premium dollar amounts for current part-time associates. [In their first year, future part-time associates would receive Sunday premiums of the greater of $1/hour or the minimum required by law and, after that, the greater of $2/hour or the minimum required by law.]
For a downloadable version of these facts, click here.