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31,000 Stop & Shop Workers in New England Walk Off the Job

April 11, 2019, 6:52 PM

More than 31,000 retail workers walked off the job at Stop & Shop supermarkets across three states, the largest retail industry strike in the U.S. in 16 years, after contract negotiations stalled.

Stop & Shop workers began forming picket lines at supermarkets in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island at about 1:15 p.m. April 11 according to a spokeswoman with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which has five locals that represent workers with the chain. The union and supermarket chain disagreed in negotiations on health-care benefits, pensions, and Sunday premium pay.

The strike is the largest in the U.S. ...

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