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.
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I shop elsewhere, but if I say where, I’ll be laughed at here.
Many years ago, Stop & Shop was family owned and basically invited a union in to be “fair” to their workers. Well, they started having labor issues and strikes and the family owners decided to sell off the company so they didn’t have to deal with a union anymore and all the headaches. Now it’s 2019 and 9% all their competition is non-union, while they are stick with union members loyal to the union and not the company.
IMHO, best case scenario, S&S settles and end up closing some stores and/or laying off employees.
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