Day 2 of Stop & Shop workers demanding fair contract negotiations

Massachusetts

Strikes continued in front of Stop & Shop stores throughout Massachusetts. 

Stop & Shop employees walked off the job Thursday afternoon demanding fair contract negotiations.

Related Headline: Stop & Shop workers walk off job amid ongoing contract negotiations

The UFCW has been negotiating this new contract with Stop & Shop since February 14.

The Massachusetts Federation for Labor Unions said Stop & Shop is proposing drastic cuts to wages and benefits for employees. According to the federation, that’s despite the company reporting more than $2 billion in profit last year.

Our 22News crew went to Stop & Shop in East Longmeadow to hear from employees and customers.

“Trying to fight for our future, for all of our future employees and just trying to do what’s right for a fair contract,” said employee Todd Kibbe.

Local supporter Rosemarie Morrissey added, “I won’t shop. I went in to get my blood pressure done but I won’t shop. I’m for these guys.”

According to the UFCW’s official Facebook page, 31,000 Stop & Shop workers are on strike across New England. 

Federal mediators are working to get both sides to come to an agreement.

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