Bargaining with the company began early this morning and continued till late in the evening. We believe the company thinks their offer is acceptable and they may try to bring the proposal directly to you in the stores. We believe the proposal is far from acceptable. The union reps will be in the stores throughout the next few days explaining the company’s proposal. Tomorrow, some union representatives will be at a rally at the Stop and Shop in Braintree, MA near the Stop and Shop corporate headquarters and others of us from each union will remain at the table and work towards a fair agreement.