Stop & Shop Strike Vote Postponed

Union representing more than 1,000 workers said it continues working to find "mutually agreeable solutions."

Shoppers at the Miller Place Stop & Shop will not see any changes to current in-store services as the union representing more than 1,100 workers with the grocery store chain has again postponed a strike vote.

In a statement released late Monday, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union said the vote was delayed while the union continues working to find “mutually agreeable solutions to remaining bargaining issues.”

UFCW Local 342, which represents meat, seafood and deli workers at Stop & Shop stores throughout Long Island as well as the five boroughs of New York City, originally planned to hold a strike vote this past Friday. That vote was initially delayed until Monday.

Stop & Shop operates one store in Miller Place on Route 25A and Miller Place Road.

According to union officials, Stop & Shop is proposing wage freezes, reductions in pension benefits, cuts to the hours of part-time workers and changes to healthcare coverage. The union said it has countered with freezes in healthcare and pension costs, “fair” wage increases and no changes in any other conditions.

Engineer March 05, 2013 at 05:08 PM
If your education can only get you a job in a grocery store maybe you should go back to school. These are the unions hurting America, the only unions we need are skilled labor ones, you shouldn't have a union if everyone on the planet can do your job equally.
K. March 05, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Some would argue that those with more desirable/marketable skills do not need a Union to protect their invaluable (real or perceived) abilities, while those considered to be interchangeable, lower-level "place-holders" need help to retain what can be so easily lost. I don't believe that either "group" should be unionized.
Lawrence C March 05, 2013 at 11:13 PM
I have one word for the union (UFCW) workers, "HOSTESS"
Melissa Dawn Burke Gaudino March 06, 2013 at 02:19 PM
"If your education can only get you a job in a grocery store" – that’s terribly close minded and judgmental. There is absolutely nothing wrong with working at a grocery store. And many of the people that work there (management/higher) do it for the pay & benefits - they have degrees.
Justin Time March 06, 2013 at 08:00 PM
So, all of a sudden a grocery store job is "beneath" certain individuals. Bet they are also the ones that complain when an item is out of stock. What a dumb thing to say about people working and making an honest living! Shame on you!


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