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Union Delays Stop & Shop Strike Vote

MINEOLA, N.Y. — United Food and Commercial Workers Local 342 postponed a strike vote at Stop & Shop scheduled on Friday, saying it needed to “determine whether or not Stop & Shop is truly ready to work with us.”

The union, which represents more than 1,100 meat seafood and deli and workers at Stop & Shop stores in the New York metro area, has been working on terms of a contract that was to have expired in October of 2011.

A union representative told SN Thursday that it planned to have additional negotiations with the Quincy, Mass.-based retailer but those meetings were not yet scheduled.

The union said it intended to hold a strike vote Monday. Stop & Shop officials were not available for comment.

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