As negotiations between Stop and Shop workers and the company owners drag on, members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) 328 rallied in the parking lot of the Branch Avenue location to send a strong message to management that they are demanding a fair deal. Standing in solidarity with the Stop and Shop workers were members and leaders from over a dozen Rhode Island unions and other supporters, over 200 people in all.
Stop and Shop earns billions. Speakers accused the company of not negotiating in good faith and there were warnings about the purchasing power of all the union members, supporters and their extended families. Workers have been without a contract since February.