On April 21, 2019 Stop & Shop released a statement to the media announcing it had reached fair new tentative agreements with five United Food and Commercial Workers Locals which represent 31,000 of its associates in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The move has resulted in store associates returning to work. Workers of the five local unions went on strike on April 11.
The tentative 3-year agreements, which are subject to ratification votes by members of each of the union locals, include increased pay for all associates, continued excellent health coverage for eligible associates and ongoing defined benefit pension benefits for all eligible associates.
“Our associates’ top priority will be restocking our stores so we can return to taking care of our customers and communities and providing them with the service they deserve. We deeply appreciate the patience and understanding of our customers during this time, and we look forward to welcoming them back to Stop & Shop,” the company said in a statement.