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Stop & Shop Facing Possible Strike

More than 1,000 workers could walk off the job Monday.

A possible strike at Stop & Shop supermarkets has been delayed until Monday.

Long Island Business News (subscription required) reported that an emergency union meeting on Thursday to discuss a possible strike was delayed. Should workers next week vote to strike, some 1,100 meat, seafood and deli workers at Stop & Shop stores would take part in “job actions” against the grocery store chain, which has a location in Medford.

The workers are part of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 342.

Kate Meckler, director of communications for the union, said workers would like to come to a fair agreement and have membership vote on a new contract as soon as possible.

“But until Stop & Shop proves that they are serious about taking care of their workers, we will remain on track to hold a strike vote,” she said.

Edward Smith March 03, 2013 at 02:25 PM
I won't cross a picket line, but I don't know where I will shop. I heard King Kullen is fair to their employees. Does anyone have any first hand knowledge?
Bill Morris March 03, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Costco is known for being very fair.
fran March 03, 2013 at 08:31 PM
Go to target That's up in Medford and also Sam's. And you can go to ShopRite on sunrise Highway in Patchogue
Zigsauered March 04, 2013 at 03:24 AM
This is the wrong environment to strike. It is better to retreat so that you can return and fight another day. Saying this I suspect that they are taking advantage to down size labor cost in preparations to the possible loss of profit due to the effects to come from the federal governments "Sequestor"?

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