DeLauro Statement on Stop & Shop Workers Strike
WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement on Stop & Shop workers going on strike after failing to reach a contract agreement.
“I stand in solidarity with the more than 31,000 United Food and Commercial Workers members who work at Stop & Shop stores throughout New England. This is about basic dignity. UFCW members in Connecticut and across the region help families put food on the table and keep our communities strong. In return, they deserve a living wage, healthcare benefits, and retirement security for their hard work—not cuts to their compensation while Stop & Shop posts strong profits quarter after quarter. Many of these workers and their families are living paycheck to paycheck. They work hard every single day, and now they are facing pay and benefit cuts. That is wrong. I urge all parties to negotiate a fair contract that recognizes the dignity of work and the customer service UFCW members provide every single day.”