Stop & Shop union workers approve new contract

Hampden County

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Unionized workers from Stop and Shop voted to ratify their new contract. 

All five union locals voted to approve the new contract on Wednesday night. This new contract covers affordable healthcare, increased pension contributions from the company, and higher wages.    

Workers will also have their “Sunday premium” pay protected. There won’t be a cut in sick or personal time, as well as paid holidays for current and future Stop and Shop employees.

Stop and Shop President Mark McGowan called the contracts “fair and responsible.”

This contract ratification comes almost a month after tens of thousands of Stop and Shop employees in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut went on strike after contract negotiations broke down.

The strike lasted 11 days and was the longest in the company’s history. 

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