March 12, 2019
Brothers and Sisters:
It is because of your hard work that Stop & Shop remains the top supermarket in New England and we want to thank you for your dedication to making Stop & Shop a better place to work and shop. It is our goal to continue making your store better by insisting on a contract that reflects your true value and gives you the respect that you deserve.
We know you want to be able to provide the very best service you can while still being able to provide for your families, however, Stop & Shop has continued to make regressive proposals at the negotiation table this year that would severely impact your lives in a negative way.
Stop & Shop wants to cut benefits and take-home pay for workers and rely on self-checkout and other technology. This will mean less customer service in the aisles, no fresh cut meat in the stores, longer lines at checkout, and more turnover.
Minimal progress has been made at the negotiation table because these types of cuts will make your job harder to do, harder to succeed in, and harder to build a better life for yourself and your families.
We know that your customers shop at Stop & Shop time after time because they like a store with friendly, knowledgeable employees and a well-stocked selection of high-quality products. We know you are the reason for Stop & Shop’s success and you deserve a good paying job and benefits that reflect that value.
It is important that we stand together and call on Stop & Shop to give us a contract that allows us to continue to live up to our reputation for providing excellent service.
As your negotiating committee continues to work hard at the bargaining table we ask that you continue to stand strong together and tell management that you won’t be settling for less than what you deserve!
Your UFCW Stop & Shop Negotiation Coalition