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