I Will Not Cross a Picket Line at Stop & Shop

Stop & Shop Managment

On Oct. 29th 6,000 Stop & Shop workers in New York voted to authorize a strike after Stop & Shop continued to use the Affordable Care Act as an excuse to gut our contract in negotiations.

Our contract has now expired after Stop & Shop REFUSED to sign a two-week extension. Throughout negotiations, Stop and Shop has used the Affordable Care Act as an excuse to gut our union contract, even after they just reported $5.9 billion in sales last quarter (Q3 2013). What's even more unacceptable, Stop & Shop is now hiring "temporary workers", a threat to every one of us, especially during the holiday season.

Oh and if that's not greedy enough, Stop & Shop held a "worker appreciation day" - a day before the contract with 6,000 New York workers expired- Where they handed out free food to show their "appreciation", then refused to sign a contract extension, letting 6,000 of us work without a contract through the holidays.

Petition by
UFCW Local 1500
New York, New York

To: Stop & Shop Managment
From: [Your Name]

I am outraged that you will not negotiate a fair contract for 6,000 of your New York workers represented by UFCW Local 1500. As a company that just reported $5.9 billion in net sales last quarter (Q3 2013), it is extremely gluttonous for you to propose to slash wages, eliminate part-time healthcare and eliminate pension plans for your workers.

If UFCW Local 1500 Stop & Shop members strike, I will not cross the picket line and will not shop at your stores until you negotiate a fair contract with your workers.