After months of trying to bargain for a fair contract, it has become apparent that our only choice is to take a job action.  All New England UFCW members employed at Stop and Shop are on strike at the 253 stores in New England.  Please honor your sisters’ and brothers’ picket lines and shop at these other grocery stores who have workers represented by UFCW:

  • Shop Rites in the following towns: Hamden, West Haven, Milford, East Haven, Stratford, Enfield, West Hartford, Canton, and Orange
  • ACME Markets: Riverside, New Canaan, Greenwich, and Stamford
  • Fairway Market: Stamford
  • Food Bazaar: Bridgeport
  • Kings Supermarket: Greenwich

Despite some slight progress being made during contract negotiations, the company is still proposing unreasonable cuts that could impact us all.

Stop & Shop is trying to eliminate time-and-a-half pay for a large number of workers who have volunteered to work on Sunday, including any and all new employees.

This has the potential to seriously impact Sunday shopping as it could reduce the consistency of service and quality that customers rely on during one of the busiest shopping days of the week.

Our members want to continue to provide quality, specialized service in our stores and the company is making it increasingly harder to keep Stop & Shop a great place to work and shop.

Benefits like time-and-a-half Sunday pay are common sense benefits. Our members help customers get the quality food and quality service that they deserve. The truth is, cuts to Stop & Shop workers’ benefits are cuts that will hurt us all.

UFCW Local 371 is committed to ensuring our members and the community continue to have good jobs…the kind of jobs that New England families deserve.

No hard-working person should have to worry that the company they made successful could one day turn around and pull the rug out from under them.

One good job should be enough for New England workers. One good job should be enough for us all to afford health care for ourselves and our families and ensure that we can save for our futures.

 

 

April 3, 2019

Brothers and sisters:

The company is continuing to be unreasonable, so no progress was made today.

The federal mediator has requested that all five Locals meet again tomorrow morning.

We will keep you updated.

Every day, all across New England, the employees of Stop & Shop work hard to provide the best customer service for countless equally hard-working families. We value every single one of our customers and their families.

That’s why we wanted everyone who shops with us to hear about the terrible cuts that Stop & Shop is needlessly proposing.

For the record, Stop & Shop is a company that makes enormous profit and is incredibly successful. It is successful because of the hard work of 31,000 men and women who truly value their jobs and what they do.

Instead of investing in what makes them a success – real people and customer service – Stop & Shop has proposed terrible health care and wage cuts.

Now, just imagine if this was happening to you or you family. It would be wrong. Well its happening to your neighbors and friends who work at Stop & Shop. And, it’s just as wrong.

These horrible cuts will not only hurt real people who work in the store, it will hurt customer service. It means higher turnover which can lead to fewer products on the shelves and longer lines at checkout – or even worse more self-checkout lines.

These kind of cuts will hurt our families and your families. It will destroy the customer service you rightfully depend on every time you visit Stop & Shop. To help protect all of us, and the men and women of Stop & Shop, we’re asking for you to help us.

Show your support next time you’re in a store.

Let your friends and family know what the Stop & Shop corporation is doing.

And, stand up for what is right – good jobs rewarding hard work.

Because the truth is this: when we make Stop & Shop a better place to work, we also make it a better place to shop.