Stop and Shop continues negotiations with employees - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Stop and Shop continues negotiations with employees

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On Saturday afternoon, union representatives stationed themselves outside locations around the state, asking customers to support their local employees. (WFSB) On Saturday afternoon, union representatives stationed themselves outside locations around the state, asking customers to support their local employees. (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

To avoid a potential strike, Stop and Shop is working through the weekend to reach an agreement with its thousands of employees across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

On Saturday afternoon, union representatives stationed themselves outside locations around the state, asking customers to support their local employees.

In Connecticut, two unions represent more than 12,000 employees.

"Our goals are to keep a living wage going, the pensions intact, the health and welfare, which is a big thing in regards to the workers, and the most important thing is that we keep a good relationship with Stop & Shop,” said Michael Calderon, of United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 919.

The negotiations will continue on Sunday and possibly into the coming week.

If and when an agreement is reached, it will be presented to union members.

In a statement, Stop and Shop said “We have a long history of reaching contracts with the unions that represent our Associates without any disruption to their work or customer service and we have no reason to believe that this time will be any different."

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