Stop & Shop Negotiations Update 1/12/16
Dear Stop & Shop Members,
The five Local Unions have completed two more days of negotiating sessions with your Employer. The C.E.O. of Stop & Shop gave the negotiating committees a “state of affairs of the company” presentation, highlighting the successes and challenges they face operating in New England. Items discussed included market share, overall cost of operations and the competition you deal with in your respective areas. Your Employer then respectfully listened and responded to rank and file members from all five locals who expressed many of their concerns in the stores on your behalf. Proposals from both parties were exchanged. At this time, only “operational” language is being discussed.
We are scheduled to resume negotiations next week in anticipation of further working through contract language together in good faith. We will update you next week. Continue doing a good job for your Employer and loyal customers and stay informed.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
President Timothy Melia
UFCW Local 328