Union leaders resume contract negotiations with Stop & Shop

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Union leaders are back at the negotiating table with Stop & Shop. 

A UCFW 919 spokesperson confirmed that union leaders from all 5 unions on strike are back to negotiations with corporate managers of Stop & Shop.

It is unknown when an agreement will be made. According to the union, 31,000 Stop & Shop employees are on strike across New England.

With Easter fast approaching, customers are hoping the strike won’t last much longer and one Stop & Shop employee said she’s surprised Stop & Shop is being this stubborn since the company is losing so much money. 

“The customers obviously stand by us, the parking lots have been empty all throughout New England,” Sarah Sadowski told 22News. “I don’t know how much more money they’re willing to lose, but they’re going to lose it the longer this goes on.” 

The employee said she isn’t sure if holidays will impact the speed of negotiations. 

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

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