Good news !

Our 31,000 brothers and sisters in New England have reached a tentative agreement with Stop & Shop and have ended their strike. The five UFCW Local Unions (328, 371, 1445, 1459, and 919) representing the Stop & Shop employees say the employees had chosen to strike because the company had proposed cuts to health care, take-home pay, and other benefits. They walked off the job on April 11. 

In a statement after reaching the proposed agreement, the unions said: 

“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.”

Their victory is a victory for all working people! Our brothers and sisters proved that solidarity works and that we are stronger together!

In solidarity,
UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO
600 South Frederick Avenue, Ste. 200 | Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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