2017 Annual Toy Drive

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Please consider bringing an unwrapped toy or monetary donation with you to the Steward’s Seminar to help us get started on this year’s SECOND ANNUAL TOY DRIVE. Our toy drive is to help those union families facing difficult times during the holiday season.

You can also drop off your donations at our office anytime up through December 12th.

Our office is located at

33 Eastland Street

Springfield, MA

OR call Dean Ethier at (781)603-7843 and he will be happy to pick up donations.

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Stop & Shop Workers Ratify New Contracts

Last week, the hard-working men and women of Stop & Shop in New England ratified new contracts with their employer by an overwhelming majority. The contracts cover 35,000 union members represented by UFCW Locals 328, 371, 919, 1445 and 1459.

UFCW and Stop & Shop Reach Tentative Agreements

On Saturday, the hard-working men and women of Stop & Shop reached tentative agreements for a new contract with their employer in New England. The tentative agreements will cover 35,000 members of UFCW Locals 328, 371, 919, 1445 and 1459 if members ratify. The local unions will hold ratification votes next week.


Today, hundreds of Stop & Shop workers, customers, community leaders, clergy and union members gathered to call on Stop & Shop, and its parent company Ahold, to provide a fair deal and a better life for its employees. New England Stop & Shop workers are currently working under an expired union contract while the profitable company insists on cuts to hard-earned benefits.

UFCW Stop & Shop Negotiating Team
UFCW Stop & Shop Negotiating Team

Stop & Shop Bargaining Update for Jan. 21 2016

Brothers and Sisters,
In an ongoing effort to keep you informed, we have some important news. The 5 New England Locals have just been notified by Stop & Shop Negotiators that the company will begin placing advertisements for temporary help, otherwise known as “scabs”.  While we all know this is a typical reaction during each bargaining session, we are surprised at the company’s timing.  It is our belief that taking this action is pre-mature, unnecessary and highly insulting.  We are attempting to bargain a new contract in good faith and have not demonstrated anything contrary to your employer.  We will respond accordingly with your assistance.  Please remain calm and place your faith in our unity.  This is merely a tactic the company is using.  Their intended outcome will not be achieved.  This action will only make us stronger.  Through solidarity we can show Stop & Shop that their decision to advertise is money wasted.
In Solidarity,
President Dan Clifford,
UFCW, Local 1459

Stop & Shop Bargaining Update for Tuesday, Jan. 12

Good Day Brothers and Sisters,

Today, the five Local Unions have completed two more days of negotiating sessions with your Employer.  The C.E.O. of Stop & Shop gave the negotiating committees a “state of affairs of the company” presentation, highlighting the successes and challenges they face operating in New England.  Items discussed included market share, overall cost of operations and the competition you deal with in your respective areas.  Your Employer then respectfully listened and responded to rank and file members from all five locals express many of their concerns in the stores on your behalf.  Proposals from both parties were exchanged.  At this time, only “operational” language is being discussed. 

We are scheduled to resume negotiations next week in anticipation of further working through contract language together in good faith.  We will update you next week.  Please continue your good work for Stop & Shop customers and stay informed by talking with your union representative and visiting our website.

In Solidarity,

President Dan Clifford

Stop & Shop Bargaining Update for Wednesday, Jan. 6

Good day brothers and sisters,

We are pleased to report that on January 5, 2016 and January 6, 2016, the five New England Locals began bargaining with Stop & Shop on a new successor agreement.  Both sides exchanged proposals on non-economic issues that they are interested in addressing during this bargaining session. 

It is still very early in the process and neither side has committed to any changes to this point. 

Each Local has committed, along with the Company, in securing 15 additional dates between now and the expiration of this contract on February 27, 2016 in an attempt to settle this contract. 

If the past has been any indication, this is often a long and arduous process.  So we ask that you remain calm and follow the direction of your Local Leadership.  Please continue to check your local’s website as well as social media sites for updates on future negotiations. 

Remember, our unity is our strength, and our strength is our unity. 

In Solidarity,

President Dan Clifford

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