Supporting Stop & Shop Workers
UFCW 1459 walked out of Stop & Shop in Greenfield on Thursday, April 11th at 1 p.m. The company is trying to cut benefits for its workers and reduce take home pay. Please do not cross the picket line!
I’ve stood with workers in their struggles for years. I’ve attended pickets, strikes, and rallies with UE 274 Kennametal, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, and the Massachusetts Teachers Association, to name a few. These unions represent workers from different sectors, all with very different jobs, but at the heart of every event there is one common message: treat your workers fairly!
Union solidarity is important, but it is even more powerful when our communities show their support for us. Please don’t forget that these are our neighbors. It will take all of us to show Stop & Shop that we think our neighbors deserve to be fairly compensated for the work they do. Please don’t shop there until management does the right thing and negotiates fairly.