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Stop & Shop Workers Vote to Authorize Strike Over Contract Fight

Union says Stop & Shop is looking to 'degrade the quality of life' of workers

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    Stop & Shop Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

    The contract dispute centers on health insurance, pensions and vacation time. The union says Stop & Shop is looking to "degrade the quality of life'' of workers.

    (Published Sunday, March 10, 2019)

    Unions representing thousands of Stop & Shop workers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are voting to authorize a strike if a contract dispute with the supermarket chain drags on.

    Members of Local 328 of the United Food and Commercial Workers' union voted unanimously in favor of the authorization Sunday in Foxboro. Three other UFCW locals have also voted to authorize a strike. Another chapter representing Stop & Shop workers, Local 919, was slated to meet later Sunday.

    The contract dispute centers on health insurance, pensions and vacation time. The union says Stop & Shop is looking to "degrade the quality of life'' of workers.

    The supermarket chain says it's offered proposals that "would ensure full-time associates continue to be among the highest paid food retail workers in the region.''

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    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

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