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  • 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...
  • Union representing Macy’s workers votes to authorize strike

    05/13/2019 12:18:34 PM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    A strike is looming at Macy’s stores in parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. After four months of contract negotiations, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 voted Sunday to authorize a strike if necessary. The union represents more than 1,000 Macy’s employees in Boston, Braintree, Natick, Peabody and Warwick, Rhode Island. Local 1445 said it is fighting for more money for its workers and affordable healthcare, and will move to strike if an agreement isn’t reached soon. This isn’t the first time the union has voted to authorize a strike in recent months. In April, tens of thousands of...
  • 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
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  • 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 · 50 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...
  • 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...
  • UFCW: Upset with your company? Have people hand you fake "solidarity" money.

    03/06/2019 12:55:08 PM PST · by matt04 · 16 replies
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  • Minimum wage loophole written to help labor unions [liberal hypocrisy at its finest]

    01/26/2018 1:56:57 PM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 24, 2014 | Sean Higgins
    Many of the minimum wage laws passed in recent years, including in major cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago, include waivers allowing unionized businesses to pay their employees below the minimum. The waivers in effect make unionizing workers a low-cost option for businesses unwilling or unable to pay the new minimum wage, which in cities such as San Francisco and SeaTac, Wash., which also has a waiver, will climb as high as $15 an hour when fully phased in. In those cities, businesses can sign a collective bargaining agreement with a union that sets the wages below...
  • Union Support of Planned Parenthood Goes Far Beyond Donations

    08/04/2015 3:47:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 3, 2015 4:08pm ET | Jeff Dunetz
    People who pay union dues may be donating to Planned Parenthood whether they like it or not. The Free Beacon reported on Monday that three of the biggest unions in America donated a total of $435,000 to Planned Parenthood during 2014. The three unions were the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), and Service Employees International Union (SEIU). AFSCME and SEIU both represent public sector employees.​ But the ties between Planned Parenthood and some of America’s biggest unions go far beyond donations. Almost all of the 2014 union-donated money was spent...
  • Sweetheart deal? Unions allowed to cut retiree benefits rather than fix underfunded pensions

    12/30/2014 7:16:07 PM PST · by grundle · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 29, 2014 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    The United Food and Commercial Workers Union is a heavyweight on the labor scene. It pays its president $350,000 a year. It’s holding its next executive board meeting in February at a swanky beachfront resort in Hollywood, Florida. And it just doled out nearly $8 million to influence the last election and lobby Washington. But when it comes to standing by the obligation unions made to provide pensions to retirees, UFCW pleaded poverty in persuading Congress to let chronically underfunded union pension plans cut the benefits of workers, including those already retired.“Declining participation and factors like the Great Recession have...
  • Legal Director of PA Union Disbarred From Practicing Law

    06/06/2014 9:34:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | June 04, 2014 | Sarah Leitner
    The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local's current legal director was disbarred from the practice of law over 20 years ago. Edward C. Chew III is the Executive Assistant to the President and Legal Director of UFCW 1776. Chew is also the Chairman of the UFCW Local 1776 Legal Trust Fund. The Supreme Court of New Jersey disbarred Chew from the practice of law “for the knowing misappropriation of client funds” in 1992. According to the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Review Board’s website, Chew remains ineligible to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania. Chew was admitted as a member of...
  • Why Did This Union Oppose Higher Pay for Its Members?

    05/19/2014 12:58:07 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    Few workers would turn down a raise. Union members, however, can have raises turned down on their behalf. Employees of a Pennsylvania grocery store learned this the hard way. Managers at the Giant Eagle grocery in Edinboro, Pa., wanted to reward hard work. So they boosted the wages of two dozen high-performing employees above their union rates. But United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23 was not pleased. The union argued the pay increases violated their contract, took Giant Eagle to court and forced it to rescind the raises. Why did Local 23 oppose higher pay for its members? Because...
  • 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 &...