Tuesday, November 24, 2020




For many weeks Local 1500, along with a coalition of UFCW/RWDSU Locals, have been negotiating with ShopRite to reinstate Hazard Pay.  Especially for those members who worked the stores throughout the toughest months of the pandemic.  Today, we are happy to announce that a settlement has been reached with the Company. 

ShopRite has agreed to pay a lump sum equal to $1.00 per hour for all hours worked during the period from July 26th, 2020 through August 22nd, 2020.  This payout will occur during week ending December 12th, 2020 to any Local 1500 member still on the payroll as of December 5th, 2020.

While this was not an easy task, we are happy that we were able to accomplish what we did.  Getting additional recognition for the hardworking men and women of all the ShopRite companies that we represent was paramount for us.

Again, we thank you and all members of Local 1500 for the incredible and tireless dedication you have exhibited to your communities during this difficult time, and we will continue to fight for you!



Thursday, October 8, 2020


    COVID-19 may prevent us from holding in-person meetings but it will not derail our negotiations!  Check your email for a message from us regarding contract proposals.  Your company needs to hear from you!  Send us your proposals or ideas for what you would like to see changed or improved in your new contract.  Email us at mailto:MyContract@UFCW1500.org and make sure your voice is heard!  We will consolidate all of your proposals and then approach Stop & Shop with them.  Deadline to respond is Wednesday, October 21st!

Pick Quick Key Food Contract Update

    As the expiration date of the Pick Quick Legacy and Pick Quick Managers contracts continues to quickly approach us, the Company requested recently an extension. Late yesterday, the Union and the Company have agreed to extend these contracts until April 24th, 2021, with retroactivity back to November 7th, 2020. This new expiration date coincides with the expiration of the Pick Quick New Stores CBA, and also brings Pick Quick more in line with the expiration of other Key Foods and similar industry competitors. Stay tuned as we continue to negotiate with Pick Quick just after the start of the new year.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Download COVID Alert NY App

Today, New York is thrilled to launch COVID Alert NY – the official Exposure Notification App created by the New York State Department of Health in partnership with Google and Apple. Now you can use your phone in the fight against COVID-19 and get exposure alerts, without compromising your privacy or personal information.

Friday, September 25, 2020



After pressing Stop & Shop for many weeks about the need for Hazard Pay to continue, an agreement has finally been reached. Stop & Shop has agreed to pay Hazard Pay retroactive from July 5th through August 22nd. All Local 1500 members will be paid 10% of their hourly rate for all hours worked, exclusive of any Paid Time Off, during that time frame.  Stop & Shop will do the calculations and pay date for the retro will be November 12th for members still active on that date.  Thanks to all of the UFCW Local Unions involved and especially our President Rob Newell for his involvement in these difficult negotiations. And of course, thank you to all Local 1500 members for your hard work and dedication! This would not be possible without your strength and unity!

To our members that are not employed by Stop & Shop: We are actively working to achieve additional Hazard Pay for you as well. Please stay tuned and stay strong!