Springfield Grocery Workers' Protest Is Feb. 1

Thousands of grocery workers throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut -- members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local Unions 1445, 328, 371, 1459, and 919 -- are bargaining with their employer, Stop & Shop, for a fair contract. Their current contract expires on February 20.

“Stop & Shop is taking an adversarial and confrontational position by placing advertisements in local newspapers, announcing that they are hiring temporary replacement workers,” said Rick Brown of UFCW Local 1459 in Springfield.

UFCW Local 1459 members will leaflet Stop & Shop’s “hiring hall” on February 1, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., at the Stop & Shop shopping center at the corner of Allen and Cooley Streets in Springfield. The public is welcome to attend.

To participate any time that day, RSVP to Rick Brown by calling (413) 732-6209 x15. More information is at www.ufcw1459.com

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