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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:59 PM

N.Y. Stop & Shop Workers to Hold Strike Vote

MINEOLA, N.Y. — More than 1,100 meat, seafood and deli workers at Stop & Stop stores in New York City and Long Island said they would hold a strike authorization vote on Friday, citing a lack of progress in negotiations for a new contract.

The workers, represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 342 here, have been working under terms of a contract that was to have expired in October of 2011. According to the union, Stop & Shop has proposed wage freezes as well as “major changes” to health care benefits concurrent with policy changes under the Affordable Care Act. Similar differences have come between Stop & Shop and union workers in New England, who are negotiating with the company separately.

Read More: http://supermarketnews.com/retail-amp-financial/ny-stop-shop-workers-hold-strike-vote#ixzz2M9BdCDcP

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