Skip to comments.Negotiations Continue As Stop & Shop Strike Reaches Day 5
Posted on 04/15/2019 4:50:51 PM PDT by matt04
Negotiations between Stop & Shop and the UFCW local unions continued Monday, five days after workers first walked off the job and onto the picket line at all 90 stores in Connecticut.
Striking employees are scheduled to receive paychecks on Wednesday.
Thats it, said Denise Tartaglia on the picket line outside the Whalley Avenue store. We dont get another one until we go back to work.
While some stores are staying open with minimal staff, the Whalley Avenue Stop & Shop in New Haven is closed except for the Peoples United Bank.
Normally, Cathy Conklin from Hamden doesnt shop at Big Y. I do my grocery shopping at Stop & Shop in Hamden and stop and shop in North Haven, she said.
But Conklin explained she refuses to cross the picket line.
I dont want any of their benefits to be cut, if anything they should be getting an increase in benefits because of the increases in prices, she said.
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcconnecticut.com ...
By "benefits cuts" they mean a raise each year, unless you reach the top of you pay scale than you get a $1,000 bonus, a 100% employer funded pension and the worst part having to pay $30/wk for Gold level FAMILY insurance, instead of $26/week like they do now. Seems like a legit reason to strike, right?
I used to go to Stop and Rob, but since they’re on strike I’ll go to Shoot and Save.
They are non-union so if that's a problem...
Suck it up.
It would appear to me the strikers are getting a nice dose of reality when they talk among themselves, such as "blue." Action have consequences. Maye you union bosses could front you the rent, you know being "bothers ans sisters," right?
Or Black line, no sane person will believe you when the company posted their actual proposals online for anyone to view. I'm guessing they are happily drinking the union kool-aid saying "company bad union good! REEEEEEEE!"
See here: https://stopandshop.com/labor/2019/#/labor/news
The irony of the Union employees on strike, actually telling people to go to the almost exclusively non-union competition. Here in CT besides S&S we have many a dozen unionized grocery stores.
Don’t think I ever been to a supermarket in CT. Would occasionally hit the supermarkets in Seabrook and Nashua, though.
How much do they pay to the filthy union to pass on to democrats?
I was in BigY in Westbrook and the place was swamped. Ill probably never go back to S&S again.
Good question. First they have to pay the union bosses their 6 figure salaries and other benefits.
I was talking to a Big Y employee recently, they said that they have had numerous in-person conversations a phones calls to stores and their HQ from S&S shoppers who have said they are done with S&S.
Good job unions, while your strike your customers are finding better places to shop and may not return. Let me know how that works as you strike yourself out of a job. But hey, you stopped “corporate greed.”
Just like socialism. It appeals to the terminally stupid, and always ends the same way.
Unions are a cancer. They consume a host, they destroy an industry, all the people lose their jobs, and the union bosses get their money and go somewhere else to spread their cancer, another industry.
Look at the steel industry.
Look at the auto industry.
Look at education.
Look at government.
Ruined by unions, or in the case of the government, made worse by unions. Scum.
I don’t blame most union members, they often have to be union members to make a living. I hate unions.
Yeah. I forgot to mention the fate of Hostess.
When I lived in Connecticut, I went to Shop-Rite, Price Chopper, IGA and Big Y before I went to Stop&Shop. Shop-Rite is a great store...S&S, it was dirty...
Hostess was my favorite union screw up. Literally all but one union agrees to make changes to keep the company, which was on the verge of bankruptcy afloat and the baker union goes nope. Now take backs! Aaaaaannnd, they all lost their jobs, only to be replaced by non/union companies who bought the remains.
Most are dirty and poorly maintained, So in the last year so they have completely renovated several of their stores and at one point he had plans to do more of them. No idea how that will pan out after the strike its over.
I can Go to big Y and pay similar prices to Stop and Shop, but get better service and quality. Or I can go to Target, Aldi, WalMart, etc and better prices. Stop & Shop, pay higher prices, get poor service need to be their motto.
To answer your question, I think 98% of the union dues goes into the Dem slush fund...
Mine is Eastern Airlines.
Mine is Eastern Airlines."
What people don't realize is that Eastern Airlines actually chose the union. The CEO of Eastern in the 1950s, Eddy Rickenbacker (very famous WWI Ace- highest number of German planes shot down by an American), recognized that Eastern was going to be unionized, so he did his research and chose what he considered to be the best union and approached them. Well, the years go by, people change, and the rest is history.
On a side issue, he was conservative and in the 1930s he actively opposed Pres Roosevelt to a degree that NBC censored Rickenbacker's comments about the President.
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