Stop & Shop Solidarity Actions

Despite Stop & Shop being the #1 supermarket operator in New England and its parent company making $2 billion in profits last year, Stop & Shop negotiators have proposed cuts to 30,000 workers benefits and take-home pay while increasing automation that will cause job loss. Members from all 5 UFCW locals have voted to authorize a strike, however negoiations continue at the barganing table. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP? 
Show solidarity by talking with Stop & Shop workers, customers, & managers. Hand them a Solidarity Buck. Tell workers you stand with them. Tell customers to request more staff. Tell managers & the corporate office if a work stoppage occurs you will cease shopping there. 

Date: 
Sunday, March 31

TIMES & Locations: 
NOON - Stop & Shop on 410 Reidville Drive in Waterbury

(Meet at the Webster Bank & we will walk over as a group.)

 Who can help? 
Union members, community allies, religious leaders, activists.
Anyone who cares about the dignity and respect of workers. 

TO RSVP & For more information contact:
Renee Hamel 
203-451-0568

[email protected] 

A message to StoP&Shop customers from UFCW 371:

Every day, all across New England, the employees of Stop & Shop work hard to provide the best customer service for countless equally hard-working families. We value every single one of our customers and their families.  

 That’s why we wanted everyone who shops with us to hear about the terrible cuts that Stop & Shop is needlessly proposing. 

For the record, Stop & Shop is a company that makes enormous profit and is incredibly successful. It is successful because of the hard work of 31,000 men and women who truly value their jobs and what they do. 

Instead of investing in what makes them a success - real people and customer service - Stop & Shop has proposed terrible health care and wage cuts. 

 Now, just imagine if this was happening to you or you family. It would be wrong. Well its happening to your neighbors and friends who work at Stop & Shop. And, it’s just as wrong. 

 These horrible cuts will not only hurt real people who work in the store, it will hurt customer service. It means higher turnover which can lead to fewer products on the shelves and longer lines at checkout - or even worse more self-checkout lines. 

 These kind of cuts will hurt our families and your families. It will destroy the customer service you rightfully depend on every time you visit Stop & Shop. To help protect all of us, and the men and women of Stop & Shop, we’re asking for you to help us. 

 Show your support next time you’re in a store. 

Let your friends and family know what the Stop & Shop corporation is doing. 

And, stand up for what is right - good jobs rewarding hard work. 

 Because the truth is this: when we make Stop & Shop a better place to work, we also make it a better place to shop.

Thank you. 

Talking points

 For Stop & Shop workers:
Encourage them to:
  • Stick together & stay strong.
  • Stand up to keep your pensions protected, insurance intact & well-funded, and to protect your Sunday premium pay.
  • Speak to customers about Stop & Shop’s attack on your wages, health insurance, and retirement security. 

For Customers:
Ask them to:
  • Call Stop & Shop corporate office at 800-767-7772 and express you would like more service and more staff in stores. 
  • Tell Stop & Shop if there is a work stoppage, you will no longer shop there. 

For Store manager:
Tell them:
  • You would like more service and more staff in stores. 
  • If there is a work stoppage, you will no longer shop there.