Workers, Stop & Shop reach tentative deal to end strike

Workers, Stop & Shop reach tentative deal to end strike

Stop and Shop workers have reportedly reached a deal with the New England grocery store chain to end a 10-day strike, according to the Boston Globe.

The strike began April 11 when 31,000 workers represented by five United Food and Commercial Workers locals walked out of 240 Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut stores. The three-year deal reached Sunday reportedly includes a pay increase for all associates and continued health coverage and retirement benefits, according to the Globe.

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The agreement, which is subject to ratification by the five locals, also maintains time-and-a-half pay for Sundays for current members, according to the Globe.

“Thank your union family who stood through bad weather and tough times, to hold the line with you. The message you sent by collectively standing up for yourselves, your families, and for good jobs, has resonated not only with the company, but all of America,” UFCW Local 1445, one of those participating in the strike, said on Facebook Sunday night. “Thank you for everything that you’ve done.”

The local asked all department managers and regularly scheduled daytime full-time workers to report to work Monday morning and for all other full- and part-time members to await a phone call from the store no later than 12 p.m. Monday giving them their schedule for the week.

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