Members From UFCW Locals Walk Off Jobs Across New England in Support of Contract That Protects Benefits, Customer Service
PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, at 1:15 p.m., the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 328 members who work at Stop & Shop will be walking off their jobs. At the same time, UFCW Members at Locals 371, 919, 1445, and 1459 will be walking off their jobs at Stop & Shop stores in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
UFCW Local 328 Stop & Shop members of Stop & Shop, 1128 Mineral Springs Avenue, North Providence, RI on April 11 at 1:15 p.m.will Protest of Stop & Shop «final» proposal offer
UFCW Locals representing 31,000 Stop & Shop workers in New England have been negotiating a new contract with Stop & Shop representatives since February 14th. Stop & Shop’s parent company, Ahold Delhaize, saw over $2 billion in profit last year and got a U.S. tax cut of $225 million in 2017. The company is claiming the proposed cuts are necessary, but is unlawfully refusing to provide financial information to verify that claim. While Stop & Shop continues to propose drastically cutting worker benefits, Ahold shareholders voted on April 10 to give themselves an 11.1 percent raise in dividends over last year. The expected payout will be on April 25 for around $880 million.