Petition to keep Hazard Pay for Stop & Shop Workers

THE HAZARD PAY IS GONE. THE HAZARD IS NOT!

After months of negotiating to keep hazard pay beyond July 4th, Stop and Shop announced they will discontinue the hazard pay premium for all employees despite the growing number of COVID-19 infection cases around the country.

Speaking Together We Can Stand Up for Our Essential Grocery Workers:

  • Our members continue to put their health and safety on the line in exchange for regular pay only.
  • Stop and Shop continues to rake in millions of dollars in profit during the pandemic, yet they refuse to share the profits with its loyal employees.
  • Masks, social distancing and other safety measures are still in effect and so should the hazard pay.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

 

 

 

 

I wanted to personally reach out to our hard working members and address the coronavirus, (COVID-19) out-break as it pertains to your job and your family. Every day brings fast new developments and challenges that impact your daily life experiences.

 

Some of our members are on the frontlines of treating patients, while others are required to come to work to provide service and labor in the public and private sector industries. As a result, there are a number of issues that impact our members in the workplace:

  • Absenteeism: Employers should have a policy to encourage sick workers to stay at home without the

loss of pay, benefits, seniority or other benefits. Unemployment information should be offered as a last option.

 

  • Workplace Guidelines and Protections: Employers should be administrating policies and procedures for: emergency response plans, safety, health, hygiene practices, appropriate training, education, informational materials, protocols to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

 

Across the world, we are witnessing an unprecedented demand for food, groceries and healthcare. Many of our members are facing increasing uncertainty as our nation’s economy is impacted by this pandemic. We want you to know despite the ongoing uncertainty; all of us at Local 1459 are doing our best to communicate with your employer to address the problems that are affecting you and your family.

 

 

Most employers should want to work cooperatively to ensure both parties are on board with addressing the concerns of members surrounding COVID-19. In most instances, employers are relying on employees’ willingness to come to work while risking potential exposure from the public. Workers that show no symptoms and are fortunate to have healthy family members at home heroically come to work yet are not fairly compensated beyond their normal weekly wages.

 

 

Should employees that come to work receive additional compensation? The short answer is yes but, will employers voluntarily do the right thing on their own remains an open debate. We are working with employers, and state and federal leaders to develop plans to address these economic issues. We will keep you apprised of further developments.

 

 

Continue to take care of yourself, your family and each other.

 

 

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UFCW Local 1459 Announces the 2019 Scholarship Winners

 

They should be very proud to have won this most prestigious Union honor since recipients of this scholarship must exemplify academic excellence, scholastic achievement and pride in the UFCW Local 1459.

Certainly, we at UFCW Local 1459 are proud to be part of ensuring that talent; motivation, intellectual excellence and union pride are duly rewarded. We know that no matter which institution of higher learning that these recipients graduate from, they will always remember that a Union helped them achieve their academic goals. Thus, we wish them the very best of fortune in their future endeavors and once again, we congratulate them on being exemplary scholars!

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Ashley

Girouard

mom works at Chicopee School Nurse Dept

Olivia

Howe

dad works at Brattleboro Food Co-op

Evan

Jusko

dad works at Palmer DPW Waste Water Dept.

Cassidy

McDonough-Penson

dad works at Franklin Community Co-op

Ashley

O’Donnell

works at Stop & Shop #36 Chicopee

Jenna

Pellegrino

mom works at JP McCarthy Palmer

Holly

Penttila

mom works at Narragansett Reg. School

Elizabeth

Wilson

dad works at Stop & Shop #787 Northampton

 

Ashley O’Donnell

 

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Cassidy McDonough-Penson

 

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Elizabeth Wilson

 

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Evan Jusko

 

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Holly Penttila

 

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Ashley O’Donnell

 

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Ashley Girouard

 

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Olivia Howe

 

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Jenna Pellegrino

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