BRIEF: Stop & Shop reaches pact with employee unions
Mar 04, 2013 (New Haven Register - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Massachusetts-based grocery store chain Stop & Shop is reporting that it has reached a tentative agreement with each of the United Food and Commercial Workers union locals that represent its employees.
The company said in a statement posted on its web site Monday that the agreement covers each of the five UFCW locals in New England that represent its workers. In the statement, the company said the union locals are working to schedule a series of meetings for their members to vote on the agreements.
UFCW leaders in Connecticut were negotiating with company officials Monday morning and were unavailable for comment. But according to a post on the UFCW web site, the tentative agreement was reached at 4 a.m. this morning.
The five UFCW union local in New England represent 40,000 workers for the grocery chain in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Stop & Shop has 250 in the three states,
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