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Stop & Shop, Unions Continuing to Negotiate

QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop and five United Food and Commercial Workers locals have agreed to an extra week of contract negotiations, the unions said.

The five locals — United Food and Commercial Workers Locals 328, 371, 919, 1445 and 1459 — represent around 40,000 Stop & Shop workers throughout New England. Their contract with Stop & Shop was to have expired over the weekend.

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Negotiations have been complicated by potential impacts of the Affordable Care Act set to take effect next year, the union said.

Negotiations are now scheduled through midnight March 3.

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