Early last week, Local union leaders from across the Region met at the office of Local 371 in Connecticut to begin discussing the upcoming negotiations with Ahold and the Stop & Shop company. The conversation was led by Tom Clarke, the director of UFCW’s Region 1, who discussed his vision for the ensuing negotiations with the company.
In addition to laying the strategic groundwork for negotiations, the meeting also featured a discussion on a region-wide retail food campaign that will be starting soon. The UFCW International Union is planning on targeting several large retail food chains within our jurisdiction for a multi-tiered organizing drive that will involve every Local in the region. When more information on that campaign becomes available, including potential volunteer opportunities, we will post it here.