2022 Stop & Shop Negotiations Member Update

1.13.2022

Dear Member,

Negotiations for your 2022 contract continued today with the fourth meeting between your bargaining team – made up of your local union leadership and fellow Stop & Shop members – and the Company.

Today we gave the company our Global Economic Proposal. The Company took our proposal back and notified us that they will have a response for our next bargaining session. They will use time to cost out the Unions recent economic wage proposal. A lengthy meeting was held to discuss non-economic issues related to the contract, with both sides making movement.  

We are next scheduled to meet January 19, 2022, at which time the company is expected to give us a response to our economic package.

We will continue to keep you updated after each bargaining session. In the meantime, please make sure you and your union coworkers are receiving all updates by downloaded Local 919’s phone app!

Remember, our unity is our strength, and our strength is our unity!

As always, we remain, your bargaining team,

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1.6.2022

Dear member,

Negotiations for your 2022 contract continued today with the third meeting between your bargaining team – made up of your local union leadership and fellow Stop & Shop members – and the Company.

Today we continued to exchange proposals with the company, and a good discussion was held on numerous Topics, including language, health and welfare and wages.

Currently we are in preliminary discussions around economics.

We are next scheduled to meet January 13, 2022, prior to that time we will review and formulate a proper counter proposal.

We will continue to keep you updated after each bargaining session. In the meantime, please make sure you and your union coworkers are receiving all updates by downloading your Local Union’s Free Phone App @ https://ufcw919.org/sign-up-for-local-919s-new-free-phone-app-stay-informed/

As always, we remain, your bargaining team,

2022 Stop & Shop Negotiations Member Update

12.20.2021

Dear member,

Negotiations for your 2022 contract continued today with the second meeting between your bargaining team – made up of your local union leadership and fellow Stop & Shop members – and the Company.

Today we continued to exchange proposals with the company and responded to their proposals on non-economic issues and rejected most of them in whole. Both sides exchanged partial economic proposals with GWI and wage compression to be determined. An extensive discussion took place around Health and Welfare, and we proposed some benefit plan enhancements along with cost containment on premiums for you the members and your family. We are next scheduled to meet January 6, 2022, prior to that time we will review and formulate a proper counter proposal. Merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year. 

We will continue to keep you updated after each bargaining session. In the meantime, please make sure you and your union coworkers are receiving all updates by downloading your Local’s Free Phone App.

As always, we remain, your bargaining team,

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Stop & Shop Negotiations Update 12/7/2021

Dear member,

Negotiations for your 2022 contract began today with the first meeting between your bargaining team – made up of your local union leadership and fellow Stop & Shop members – and the Company. We had the opportunity to exchange proposals, and to stress the issues that are important to you, the membership. We were able to secure negotiation dates through February, and are dedicated to delivering a fair, equitable, and timely contract.

We made clear that your hard work throughout the pandemic deserves to be recognized with a contract that protects your benefits, expands your wages, and ensures your health and safety as essential workers.

We have heard your concerns and are committed to finishing negotiations on time with a contract that you have earned and deserve.

We will continue to keep you updated after each bargaining session. In the meantime, please make sure you and your union coworkers are receiving all updates via our Local’s Free Phone App.

As always, we remain, your bargaining team,

12/3/2021

Dear Stop & Shop Membership!

Your Leadership and staff at Local 919 hope that you all enjoyed a safe and happy Thanksgiving Holiday!  We wish to notify you that Contract Negotiations with Stop & Shop will officially commence on Tuesday, December 7th in Providence, RI. 

We thank those of you that have submitted your completed contract survey either in the mail or online.  There is still time for you and your co-workers to fill out your online Contract survey at Survey « UFCW 919.  Your input is vital to the conversations held across the bargaining table, as well as in the creation and modification of our proposals to your Employer.  We anticipate smooth negotiations and will focus our efforts on key contract language, Health & Welfare and Pension and of course, wages.  As negotiations progress, we will do our best to post updates on our website to keep you informed with the facts.  As always, contact your Union Office or Business Agent with any questions and/or concerns that may arise. 

For the opportunity of serving you, we thank you and remain,

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Mark A. Espinosa

President