Joe Biden visited striking Stop & Shop employees in Boston as strikers entered day 8

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Striking Stop & Shop employees got some high-profile support.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, rallied with workers in Boston on Thursday.

Related: Stop and Shop workers prepared to enter eighth day of strikes

The potential candidate for president in 2020, was scheduled to be out in front of a Stop & Shop in Dorchester at 2:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Thursday was day 8 of the Stop & Shop strike.

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Workers said they did not expect the strike to go on for this long, but the company is not giving in to their demands. 

The stalemate continues into day eight as protestors heckle Stop & Shop customers, booing them while blocking the entrances. Many customers are staying out of stores until the situation is resolved. Many others are backing the employees. 

Protestors are setting paperwork from Stop & Shop on fire saying the company is distributing propoganda. While this is hurting Stop & Shop, it’s also hurting the employees. As News 8 understands it, the employees don’t get paid for the first several days of the strike. After that, they only get a fraction of their weekly pay from the Union. 

Both the Union and Stop & Shop have been back at the negotiating table with no progress to report as of yet. 

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