There is no end in sight for the Stop & Shop work stoppage.
Workers have been on strike for five days.
They’re demanding better pay and cheaper healthcare costs.
The strike continues as we enter Holy Week leading up to Easter on Sunday.
Some of the sticking points holding up a contract, according to workers, are better pay, the rising cost of health insurance, and pension problems.
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Now, many customers have done their grocery shopping elsewhere.
“I don’t want to cross the picket line. I live with those folks, they live with me in the same town,” said customer Steve Rosen.
“We want to go back to work, we really do. This isn’t something that we want, you know, but we’re fighting for our rights,” explained Justine Boughton.
News 8 reached out to Stop & Shop.
Our request for a statement has not been answered.
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