UFCW Local 1500 announced they have reached tentative agreements with Stop and Shop and King Kullen.
After three-months of tense negotiations, the negotiating committee for United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1500 announced they have come a tentative agreement with Stop & Shop. The previous agreement expired on Sept. 28th and was extended twice until November 2nd. Since then 6,000 New York Stop & Shop workers from the East End of Long Island, to Rhinebeck, in upstate New York, have been working without a contract.
"Our team has fought every second of the day to try and secure not just "any contract" but the best contract we can. We feel we have,” said Negotiating Committee Member Greg Pasquale from Stop & Shop in Beekman, NY.
Secretary-Treasurer for UFCW Local 1500 Tony Speelman said, ”The only way we were able to reached this tentative agreement was through our members’ solidarity, preparedness and dedication during this tense and difficult process. I urge all Stop & Shop members to come to the polling sites, review the contract thoroughly, then vote for their best interests.”
Problems with Affordable Care Act mandates were cited throughout negotiations. UFCW Local 1500 had been in final stages of planning for a work stoppage at Stop & Shop if a deal could not be reached.
The negotiating committee for United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1500 announced they have come a tentative agreement with King Kullen after three-months of negotiations. The previous agreement expired on Sept. 28th and was extended four-times, the latest was set to expire on December 21, 2013.
Both tentative agreements for over 8,400 King Kullen and Stop and Shop workers will be voted on Monday, December 23, 2013 from 8 AM to 8 PM at the following locations
Meetings to review and vote for the tentative agreement will be held on Monday, December 23, 2013 from 8 AM to 8 PM at ANY of the locations below. It is VERY important for you to vote! (Note: You may review the tentative agreement for however long you would like between 8 AM - 8 PM on Monday, Dec. 23)
Find the six (6) Stop & Shop Contract Review/Voting Locations Here.
Find the Nassau & Suffolk King Kullen Voting/ Review Locations Here.
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500, based out of Westbury, New York, represents over 22,000 grocery workers in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. Members of Local 1500 are employed by Pathmark, Fairway, Stop and Shop, Gristedes, D'Agostinos, Key Food, Shop Rite and King Kullen.
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