WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – As the Stop & Shop strike enters its seventh day, former Vice President Joe Biden plans to speak with the striking workers.

Stop & Shop is acknowledging that it has limited its offerings during a strike affecting 240 supermarkets in New England and is apologizing to customers.

Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted the day after the strike began that the supermarket’s plan to cut employee wages and benefits is wrong.

He’s expected to speak at a Stop and Shop location in Dorchester Thursday. 

Thousands of workers walked off the job April 11 over what they say is an unfair contract offer. Stop & Shop President Mark McGowan said in a letter Tuesday that most stores will remain open for 12 hours, seven days a week. 

The grocery chain said the meat selection is limited, and customer service, bakery and deli counters are not open.

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