Supermarket Union to Hold Strike/Lockout Preparation Meetings; Over 6,000 Stop and Shop Employees Affected
Hundreds Expected in Uniondale and Mount Kisco Sunday Evening to Receive Update on Potential for Work Stoppage Three Days Before Thanksgiving Holiday
WESTBURY, NY (11/24/2013)(readMedia)-- Stop and Shop employees represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500 will meet Sunday night to receive an update on the possibility of work stoppage at over 45 New York area supermarkets heading into the Thanksgiving holiday.
Stop and Shop stores located in Suffolk, Nassau, Westchester, Putnam and Duchess County's, as well as the five boroughs. would be affected by the work stoppage. The 6,000 members of UFCW Local 1500 have been working without a contract since November 3rd.
UFCW Local 1500 recieved strike authorization from the membership on October 28th.
After failing to reach an accord on a new collecttive bargaining agreement that originally expired September 28th, UFCW Local 1500 and Stop and Shop management began meeting this past week with the assistance of a Federal Mediator. Since minimal progress was made, UFCW Local 1500 called for the Sunday night meetings to prepare the work force for a possible work stoppage just three days before Thanksgiving.
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500, based out of Westbury, New York represents grocery workers in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. Members of Local 1500 are employed by A&P/Pathmark, Fairway, Stop and Shop, Gristedes, D'Agostinos, Key Food, Shop Rite and King Kullen. Stay up to date with UFCW Local 1500 on twitter@ufcw1500, facebook.com/ufcw1500, www.ufcw1500.org.
UFCW Local 1500
Over 6,000 Stop and Shop Employees working at over 45 New York Area Supermarkets
Strike/Lockout Preperation Meeting for 6,000 Stop and Shop Workers
|WHEN:||Sunday November 24, 2013 at 07:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)|
|WHERE:||Marriott, 101 James Doolittle Blvd, Uniondale
Holiday Inn, One Holiday Inn Drive, Mt Kisco
Members available to speak to media