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Stop & Shop Facing Possible Strike

More than 1,000 workers could walk off the job Monday.

A possible strike at Stop & Shop supermarkets has been delayed until Monday.

Long Island Business News (subscription required) reported that an emergency union meeting on Thursday to discuss a possible strike was delayed. Should workers next week vote to strike, some 1,100 meat, seafood and deli workers at Stop & Shop stores would take part in “job actions” against the grocery store chain, which has a location in West Islip.

The workers are part of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 342.

Kate Meckler, director of communications for the union, said workers would like to come to a fair agreement and have membership vote on a new contract as soon as possible.

“But until Stop & Shop proves that they are serious about taking care of their workers, we will remain on track to hold a strike vote,” she said.

Gregory Cortelyou March 02, 2013 at 02:57 AM
Go to the new Best Yet in North Babylon. It's beautiful. Our Stop n Shop and King Kullen are both not good examples of a fine supermarket. Another really nice store is the Pathmark in West Babylon. But nothing here compares with the supermarkets I see in other states. We are getting a raw deal here and most people don't even know it. Sorry for the rant, but as a chef who needs to shop in supermarkets, I find ours lacking. Meat departments in particular are not as good as they once were. Maybe it's because people in West Islip don't cook the way they used to? I don't know. I long for a nearby Whole Foods or Stew Leonards. But if Stop n Shop closed tomorrow, the only thing I would miss is the gas savings earned by using the card. That all being said, I do feel bad for the employees who are apparently not being taken care of properly.

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