Stop & Shop, workers reach tentative contract agreement
Stop & Shop announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with employees who have been on strike.
A spokesperson for the grocery store chain announced Sunday that an agreement had been reached with United Food and Commercial Workers, an organization that represents 31,000 Stop & Shop workers in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
The three-year agreement includes increased pay, continued health coverage for eligible workers and ongoing pension benefits for eligible workers.
United Food and Commercial Workers union members at stores across New England went on strike April 11 to protest what they say were cuts to health care and take-home pay in the company's latest contract proposal.
"Today is a powerful victory for the 31,000 hardworking men and women of Stop & Shop who courageously stood up to fight for what all New Englanders want – good jobs, affordable health care, a better wage, and to be treated right by the company they made a success," said United Food and Commercial Workers in a statement.
Stop & Shop says it's glad to have its employees return to work.