Stop and Shop Negotiation Update 1.14.22

Your Local 371 negotiating committee comprised of your union leaders and your elected coworkers met again with Stop and Shop management this week.  We started off by discussing supply chain issues and the difficulties of doing your job without products to sell. 

We then continued to bargain over issues like store safety, hours of work, vacations and holidays, as well as issues related to your individual duties at work.  We have made progress, and will be presenting a comprehensive wage proposal next week that will push for fair compensation that recognizes and honors experience and dedication while also making Stop and Shop a competitive employer who can attract new workers. 

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CT Paid Family Leave Benefit Starts 1/1/22- Applications Being Accepted Now!

While many Local 371 members have enjoyed paid disability through their union insurance, paid family leave is an important new benefit available to CT workers starting 1/1/22. This protects you not only in the case of your own illness or injury, but also covers you when you need time off to care for a sick family member, the birth of a child, and many other reasons. Applications are now being accepted.

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Local 371 Membership Elects Stop & Shop Bargaining Committee

Local 371 members at Stop & Shop held their contract proposal meeting on November 9th in Rocky Hill. The hundreds of members present shared what they would like to see in their next union contract. The biggest demands were protecting our insurance and pension, and addressing the wage compression issues created by the increase in minimum wage. Our membership bargaining committee was also elected. Congratulations to Doug Senn, Eileen Antolini, Glenn Marion, Roberta Green, and Lorenzo Mancuso for being elected! Bargaining will begin in the weeks ahead, and any members who were not present will have the opportunity to fill out an online contract demands survey.

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Dollar General Workers To Vote to Join Local 371 in Historic Election.

The Dollar General employees in Barkhamsted, CT will vote on Friday October 22nd to join Local 371. They are only the second group of Dollar General workers to ever vote to join a union. A rally was held on October 20th, attended by over fifty people, to show support to these brave workers in their historic election.

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If you are interested in using this benefit, please complete and submit the form on this page. It may take a few days to verify your UFCW membership. However, once confirmed, you’ll receive an email that explains how to login and begin taking free online classes.

Capacity for these programs is limited and spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-saved basis.

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 20 at 12pm ET.

At this time, this benefit is only available to UFCW members.

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Local 371 Charity Golf Tournament July 21st!

After a two year hiatus, we are pleased to announce the Local 371 18th Annual Union Open will be held on Wednesday, July 21st at Whitney Farms Golf Course in Monroe CT.  Registration starts at 9am, with shotgun start at 10:30am. Join us for a great round of golf, including breakfast, lunch, beverages on the course, and dinner with open bar.  Download the registration form here!

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