Friday, April 23, 2010

Shaw's Workers Need Your Support!

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United Food and Commercial Workers
  • Call Supervalu CEO Craig Herkert today at (952) 828-4000
Tell him that workers in Methuen deserve to be treated fairly and that Supervalu should sit down at the bargaining table for a quick and fair resolution.
Shaw’s, a grocery chain owned by parent company Supervalu, is in a labor dispute with UFCW Local 791 members at its Perishable Distribution Center in Methuen, Massachusetts.

Since March 7, our 300 Shaw’s Methuen brothers and sisters have been forced into the streets on strike in order to protect their job security and their families’ affordable health care.

As the strike nears the two-month mark, Shaw’s has terminated the workers’ health benefits, ignoring the fact that many of these workers have young children with serious medical conditions, and some workers have spouses with serious issues such as risky advanced pregnancy. 

Further, the company is advertising for and hiring permanent striker replacements, something Supervalu has never done before.

There is no financial need for Shaw’s to make these callous demands and to subject our brothers and sisters, many of whom have decades of service to the company, to such inhuman treatment by leaving them in the streets without health coverage.

Our Methuen brothers and sisters need our support.  We will not let Shaw’s starve them into submission. We cannot let big employers think that they can bully UFCW members at the bargaining table — not in Massachusetts and not any town.

What you can do:


  • Call Supervalu CEO Craig Herkert today at (952) 828-4000
Tell him that workers in Methuen deserve to be treated fairly and that Supervalu should sit down at the bargaining table for a quick and fair resolution.


  • Write a letter to the company's leaders and let them know UFCW members stick together and how they are treating our brothers and sisters isn't right!

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