The Democrat planned to meet with workers at the Simsbury, Connecticut Stop & Shop on Sunday. Thousands of unionized supermarket employees across southern New England walked off the job on Thursday over what they say is an unfair contract.
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Stop & Shop says its discussions with the United Food and Commercial Workers are scheduled to resume Sunday morning.
The company says its proposal includes across-the-board pay raises and health and pension benefits better than most food retailers. But the union says raises would be eaten up by higher health care costs.
In a statement on Sunday, Stop & Shop President Mark McGowan said, in part, “I and the entire Stop & Shop team remain firmly committed to getting a fair new contract in place for all of our associates in New England, and our team is standing by to continue negotiations anytime…”