Biden to attend Boston rally in support of striking workers

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In this April 11, 2019, photo, former Vice President Joe Biden departs from a forum on the opioid epidemic, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. As he prepares to note the passing of longtime South Carolina Sen. Fritz Hollings, Biden is returning to his role as eulogizer in chief. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Former Vice President Joe Biden is showing his support for striking supermarket workers in New England.

Biden is scheduled to speak Thursday at a rally in support of unionized Stop & Shop employees outside a store in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.

United Food and Commercial Workers union members at 240 Stop & Shop stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut went on strike on April 11 to protest what they call cuts to health care and take-home pay in the company’s latest contract proposal.

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Quincy-based Stop & Shop, a division of Dutch company Ahold Delhaize, says it is offering across-the board raises and “excellent” health care benefits that beat industry standards.

Biden, mulling a run for the Democratic nomination for president, last week tweeted his support for Stop & Shop workers.

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