QUINCY, Mass. — Five local unions whose contracts with Stop & Shop here are to expire this weekend have called meetings on Sunday to discuss proposals for a new contract.
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. The unions, which are negotiating jointly with the retailer, did not say they had reached an agreement with Stop & Shop. The current contract is set to expire Saturday.
The retailer said it would not comment on negotiations.
As previously reported in SN, union officials said Stop & Shop had proposed to move some part-time workers from company-sponsored insurance and prescription drug plans to federal exchanges when they become active in accordance with the Affordable Care Act in early 2014. The local unions subsequently sought negotiation help from UFCW’s international offices in Washington.
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