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Stop and Shop Victory


The Stop and Shop strike is over and at least tentatively it looks like the workers won most of what they wanted. The devil is always in the details and I’m having trouble finding much about the chain’s desire to create two-tier contracts. But they did win on wages, health care, and pensions, which is great. Stop and Shop is trying to buy a chain called King Kullen and there’s at least some talk that this the threat to that merger is why they caved.

In any case, this is a solid win in the public relations department and hopefully is another example of how when strikes win, they give courage to other workers to take action to promote their own rights on the job as well.

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