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Secretary-Treasurer Tony Speelman released the following statement:
"We felt Stop and Shop implemented a policy that was not only in violation of Federal labor law since it was not collectively bargained, but one that was vague and violated the civil rights of our members. We're here for our members every day, they're protected by our contract. Another great benefit of being part of a union is having protection against policies like these which aren't collectively bargained. Our union is here to enforce our contracts and to protect the rights of our members. We, along with all of our Stop & Shop members, view this as a victory for retail workers as the rights of our members are once again protected with the termination of the vague policy."