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  • Brockton Stop & Shop announces closure (MA)

    01/28/2020 12:23:44 PM PST · by matt04 · 19 replies
    Another supermarket in Brockton is closing down, leaving a vacant plaza on Belmont Street, one of the main corridors into the city. Citing flagging financial returns, Stop & Shop said it plans to close its store at 683 Belmont St. on the West Side of Brockton after 25 years in business. It is scheduled to close on March 28, the company said. “Stop & Shop has made the difficult decision not to renew the lease for our store on 683 Belmont Street in Brockton, Massachusetts, as the store was not meeting financial expectations,” according to a statement from the company...
  • Stop & Shop Employees Win Settlement Against UFCW Officials for Labor Law Violations...

    10/08/2019 12:50:55 PM PDT · by matt04 · 7 replies
    Staff attorneys at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation have won favorable settlements for Stop & Shop supermarket employees whose rights were violated by United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) officials before, during, and after the union boss-ordered strike on the grocery chain in April 2019. The extraordinary settlements were directed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 1 in Boston. Two employees, Matthew Coffey and Saood Rafique, had been misled by union agents from the start of their respective employments into thinking that joining the UFCW was a condition of employment at Stop & Shop. Such...
  • Stop & Shop employee says union members subjected him to homophobic slurs, threats and harassment

    04/22/2019 6:17:48 PM PDT · by matt04 · 37 replies
    A Stop & Shop employee in western Massachusetts says he was subjected to homophobic slurs, threats and harassment from union members when he crossed the picket line, according to a federal complaint. The employee filed federal unfair labor practice charges last week against United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1459 in Springfield. Among other charges, the employee claims that he was led to believe he would be fired from the Northampton store if he resigned from the union and went to work during the strike. He also alleged that he was harassed when he did cross the picket line, according...
  • ‘This is morally wrong:' Former VP Joe Biden slams Shop & Shop parent company in Dorchester speech

    04/18/2019 6:29:43 PM PDT · by matt04 · 36 replies
    The Stop & Shop parking lot at the South Bay Center in Dorchester was packed for a change on Thursday Vice President Joe Biden as he slammed the grocery store’s parent company for proposing health care coverage cuts and other changes in its contract. “How can they make that money, buy back all that stock and tell you they’re gonna cut your wages?” Biden told hundreds of union workers, shoppers and politicians surrounding him on the rainy Thursday afternoon. “How in God’s name does that match anything?" ... Stop & Shop says it proposes paying at least 92 percent of...
  • Woke white liberals on strike call black temps "crack whores" and "work release inmates"

    04/16/2019 6:45:24 PM PDT · by matt04 · 29 replies
    See link for full album. So 30k workers go on strike at Stop & Shop over increase insurance premiums of $2-5/week and they jump on the crazy racism train. Good luck getting you customers back.
  • Stop & Shop adds security to stores amid employee strike

    04/16/2019 2:11:34 PM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    uesday marked day six of the strike at Stop & Shop locations across New England. Workers continue to tell Channel 3 there's no end in sight. However, a union spokesperson said talks are ongoing. Eyewitness News was the first to break the story last week on the Channel 3 app. The last time workers at the supermarket chain went on strike was more than 30 years ago. At that time, it only lasted a day. Workers said they thought the current strike would be over by now. However, that's not the case. "At the beginning, I thought, ‘oh, this won’t...
  • Negotiations Continue As Stop & Shop Strike Reaches Day 5

    04/15/2019 4:50:51 PM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    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. “That’s it,” said Denise Tartaglia on the picket line outside the Whalley Avenue store. “We don’t 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 People’s United Bank. ... Normally, Cathy Conklin from Hamden doesn’t shop...
  • Lefty goes on strike...three days later freaks out about paying bills

    04/14/2019 5:03:16 PM PDT · by matt04 · 44 replies
  • Jews face having to find Passover foods without Stop & Shop

    04/13/2019 4:46:22 PM PDT · by matt04 · 61 replies
    The Stop & Shop at 112 Amity Road, which was open Friday but picketed by striking workers, offers a large selection of foods that are kosher for Passover because of the Jewish population in and near the Westville section, which isn’t as large as it once was but still is sizable. “I’m lucky in that I happen to have done a lot of my Passover shopping. To buy the rest I won’t cross the picket line,” said Rachel Bashevkin of Westville, who is on the board of Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel. Recommended Video She said the Amity Stop & Shop...
  • Elizabeth Warren tells Stop & Shop shoppers, ’Do not cross the picket line’

    04/12/2019 12:01:53 PM PDT · by matt04 · 92 replies
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat running for president in 2020, delivered donuts and coffee to picketing Stop & Shop workers in Somerville on Friday, and urged shoppers to take their business elsewhere. “Do not cross the picket line,” Warren said. “Understand people on the picket line are not just fighting for their families. They’re fighting for all our families. They’re fighting for basic fairness and equality in this country.” On Thursday, the unions representing 31,000 Stop & Shop workers across Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut voted to go on strike. Their contract expired in February, and they have...
  • Stop & Shop unions go on strike; 30,000 workers at five New England locals told to join picket lines

    04/11/2019 12:18:25 PM PDT · by matt04 · 53 replies
    Stop & Shop workers went out on strike Thursday afternoon, frustrated by contract negotiations they say have stalled. Five New England United Food & Commercial Workers locals representing over 30,000 Stop & Shop workers have been without a contract since late February. The doors to the Stop & Shop in Chicopee were closed early Thursday afternoon as workers picketed outside. There were reports on social media of closed Stop & Shops from Westfield to Boston, though others remained open. “Given that negotiations with assistance of the federal mediators are continuing, we are disappointed that the UFCW chose to order a...
  • As Stop & Shop Negotiates With Unions, Mass. State Treasurer Offers Unique Take

    04/04/2019 11:29:27 AM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies
    Stop & Shop returns to the negotiating table with its unions on Wednesday. The state treasurer of Massachusetts has criticized the company's proposals — and she has a unique perspective. State treasurer Deb Goldberg's family started, but no longer owns, Stop & Shop. Her ancestors opened the Economy Grocery Store in Somerville in 1914, and she and her family ran what became the Stop & Shop chain until the late 1980s. In a video for the 2014 state Democratic convention, Goldberg presented herself as a friend of labor. "We brought in the unions ourselves," she says in the video, "and...
  • Stop & Shop union says contract offers ‘draconian’ cuts as employees rally at Chicopee store

    03/20/2019 5:34:53 PM PDT · by matt04 · 23 replies
    Hundreds of union members and their supporters rallied Wednesday at the Memorial Drive Stop & Shop, calling on the company to offer employees represented by United Food & Commercial Workers locals in New England a better contract and threatening to strike if it doesn’t happen. “What do we want," the call and response chant went. “Contract! If we don’t get it? Shut it down!” ... UFCW says Stop & Shop is proposing a bad deal for workers that would cut current benefits, including health and welfare and pension plans, replace Sunday time-and-a-half pay with a smaller wage premium and cut...
  • Stop & Shop union plans rally at Chicopee store; 31k...workers without a contract

    03/13/2019 12:38:44 PM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    The union local representing about 1,300 Western Massachusetts Stop & Shop workers will host a rally next week in hopes of spurring negotiations for a new contract. ... Five New England UFCW Locals representing over 30,000 Stop & Shop workers have been without a contract since late February. All five locals have voted to authorize a strike. UFCW says Stop & Shop has proposed a bad deal for workers that would cut current benefits, including health and welfare and pension plans, replace Sunday time-and-a-half pay with a smaller wage premium, and cut paid holidays, vacations and sick days for new...
  • Stop & Shop Supermarkets: weapons prohibited

    09/19/2014 2:48:39 PM PDT · by matt04 · 29 replies
    I was in my local Stop & Shop today and noticed a employee putting a sign up on the door. When I left I looked and noticed they posted the stores. I checked their FB page and they have confirmed it is a BAN all all forms of carry.
  • UFCW Local 1500: Strike Signs Prepped for Stop & Shop

    12/12/2013 8:10:50 PM PST · by matt04 · 8 replies
    Last night members from Stop & Shop, King Kullen, Pathmark, Fairway, D'Agostino, Key Food and Shop Rite came together to support Stop & Shop workers. Together as a union we made over 1,000 picket signs in preparation for a potential strike at Stop & Shop (Thank you to all who came and for your support!). Right now our union is still negotiating with the company. A Trustee meeting scheduled for all day tomorrow to discuss Pension & Welfare. However, we are continuing to prepare for a strike. Tomorrow you will receive more information in your store. Today our Stop &...
  • Food Workers' Union Authorizes a Strike of Stop & Shop Grocery Stores in the NYC Metro Area

    11/01/2013 2:56:58 PM PDT · by matt04 · 18 replies
    f you haven't done your grocery shopping yet, now might be the time to stock up. On Monday at roughly 7:30 p.m., workers of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500 authorized a strike of Stop & Shop supermarket, which employs 5,500 workers represented by the union. The strike would shut down stores on Long Island, New York City, Westchester, Putnam, and Duchess counties. ... At issue is the negotiation over what health benefits will look like with the arrival of the Affordable Care Act, legislation that was sold to some lawmakers as making it easier for some...
  • NH scrambles to assist more than 1K supermarket workers after Stop & Shop, Shaws close 6 stores ea

    08/07/2013 3:48:33 PM PDT · by matt04 · 70 replies
    New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has directed the state's Rapid Response Team to provide assistance to over 1,1100 workers losing their jobs with the closing of six Stop & Shop supermarket stores and six Shaw's stores last week. The team, led by the Department of Resources and Economic Development, coordinates with companies and will hold in-person sessions to connect affected workers with services and job opportunities. "New Hampshire is an all-hands-on-deck state, we pull together and pitch in to help those in need, and I will work to ensure that state government does its part," Hassan said in a statement...
  • Stop & Shop ends rebates for reusable bags

    07/22/2013 4:47:51 PM PDT · by matt04 · 16 replies
    Stop & Shop has ended its reusable bag rebate program Sunday after five years, a move that frustrated environmental groups and prompted one to decline a $10,000 donation from the supermarket chain. The program, which launched in 2008, gave customers a 5-cent rebate for each reusable bag they filled buying groceries. Designed to decrease plastic bag consumption, the initiative saved 15 million plastic and paper bags last year, said Arlene Putterman, a Stop & Shop spokeswoman. Now, the grocer, which has stores throughout Long Island, has terminated the program, citing "a plateau in effectiveness." "It became a cultural change," Putterman...
  • Coca-Cola workers now striking against Stop & Shop

    06/01/2012 8:59:30 AM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    An ongoing strike at the Coca-Cola bottling facility in East Hartford is now extending its grip to Stop & Shop supermarkets. Workers said they plan to picket the supermarkets because they said they usually stock Coca-Cola products on store shelves. But picketing workers said that Stop & Shop employees are now doing the jobs of the workers on strike. They are asking other unionized workers to not deliver to the supermarket chain. Coca-Cola workers went on strike two weeks ago after co0ntract negotiations broke down.