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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:52 PM

Markey blasts Stop & Shop over hiring replacement workers

Source: Boston Herald

Senate candidate Congressman Ed Markey blasted Stop & Shop today for allegedly hiring temporary replacement workers to staff its stores in the event of a strike by or lockout of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union workers.

The Quincy-based supermarket chain, which is negotiating with five UFCW locals representing 40,000-plus workers in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island whose three-year contract is set to expire Feb. 23, has set up eight hiring sites for the replacement workers.

“Particularly troublesome are the reports that indicate Stop & Shop is offering these ‘replacement workers’ higher starting wages than wages currently offered to starting unionized employees,” Markey wrote in a letter to Stop & Shop Chief Operating Officer James McCann, citing a recent Herald report.

Read more: http://bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2013/02/ed_markey_blasts_stop_shop_over_hiring_replacement_workers

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:16 PM

1. The term "replacement workers" has always bothered me......

SCABS is what they are called...... EOM

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Response to jdadd (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:28 PM

2. Yep. Thanks for the clarification.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:02 AM

3. No love lost on Ed Markey by the Boston Herald. "Blasts" ? Really?

His letter seemed fairly civil.
And wow, you should read the comments to the article. (Actually don't bother, mostly knuckle-dragging RW blather)

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