October 2015

    TO ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE STOP & SHOP SUPERMARKET COMPANY,
    MEMBERS OF UFCW UNION, LOCAL 919

    The current Agreement between UFCW Local 919 and The Stop & Shop Supermarket
    Company expires on February 27, 2016. We believe it of the utmost importance that our proposals for a new contract reflect the true desires of our members.

    Bearing this in mind, we have developed what we feel is a comprehensive survey covering all
    phases of your employment including wages, benefits, premium pay, and working conditions.
    This is an anonymous survey - there is no need to identify yourself. All responses to this survey will be combined to help us understand the overall opinions of the membership.

    Responses to this survey are especially important because they will afford us with the opportunity to present a full and comprehensive analysis of what our membership believes should be contained in the proposals submitted to Stop & Shop management.

    Please complete this survey and return it no later than November 27, 2015. Postage is paid.
    All that is needed is a few minutes of your time.

    In closing, we once again wish to emphasize the importance of this survey as we prepare for
    negotiations on your behalf. Your support and that of all members is extremely important if we are to ultimately conclude a satisfactory contract.

    Sincerely and fraternally yours,
    UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS UNION, LOCAL 919

    Mark A. Espinosa
    President

    James R. Wallace, Jf.
    Secretary-Treasurer

    SURVEY FOR STOP & SHOP SUPERMARKET CO. - MEMBERS 2016 CONTRACT

    1. DURATION OF CONTRACT. The contract should be for: (check one)
    1 year2 years3 years4 years5 years

    2. WAGES. What increase each year do you believe would be a fair and reasonable
    amount to ask of your employer? (check one)
    $0.20 / hour$0.25 / hour$0.30 / hourOther $ / hour

    3. HOURS OF WORK. How many hours do you believe should constitute a "full-time work week"

    4. PREMIUMS. What premium rates do you feel should be negotiated for the following?
    (write your response into the appropriate space)
    Night Work
    Sunday Work
    Holiday Work

    5. HOLIDAYS. Do you recommend changes to the list of holidays of your present contract?
    If yes, please share any recommended changes below.

    6. VACATIONS. Do you recommend changes to the vacation provision of your present contract?
    If yes, please share any recommended changes below.

    7. SICK LEAVE. Do you recommend changes to the sick leave provision of your present contract?
    If yes, please share any recommended changes below.

    8. HEALTH & WELFARE. How would you rate the benefits coverage you currently receive under
    the Health & Welfare program. (check one response for each)

    Full Time

    Medical ExcellentGoodPoorNever Used
    Dental Care ExcellentGoodPoorNever Used
    Paid Prescription ExcellentGoodPoorNever Used
    Disability ExcellentGoodPoorNever Used
    Vision ExcellentGoodPoorNever Used
    Life Insurance ExcellentGoodPoorNever Used

    Part Time

    Medical ExcellentGoodPoorNever Used
    Dental Care ExcellentGoodPoorNever Used
    Paid Prescription ExcellentGoodPoorNever Used
    Disability ExcellentGoodPoorNever Used
    Vision ExcellentGoodPoorNever Used
    Life Insurance ExcellentGoodPoorNever Used

    9.HEALTH & WELFARE. Are there any other medical benefits not now in effect that you feel should be added to your Health & Welfare program? If yes, please share these additional benefits in the space below.

    10. PENSION. Please indicate your opinion of the Pension Program. (check one)
    ExcellentGoodPoorNever Used

    11. OTHER CONTRACT CONDITIONS. Please indicate whether or not you desire any changes or additions to the existing contract language on the following: (check one response for each)

    Discharge for Good Cause YesNo
    Leave of Absence YesNo
    Scheduling & Availability YesNo
    Department Heads YesNo

    If you have any recommended changes or additions to the existing contract language of your
    present contract for the above items or any others, please share below.

    12. The following information will help us to better understand the profile of the membership.
    Remember, there is no need to identify yourself.

    GENDER: MaleFemale
    AGE:
    NUMBER OF DEPENDENTS (INCLUDING YOURSELF):
    YEARS WORKED FOR YOUR PRESENT COMPANY:
    NUMBER OF YEARS WORKED IN THIS INDUSTRY:
    HOURS WORKED PER WEEK:
    NIGHTS WORKED PER WEEK:
    HOLIDAYS WORKED PER YEAR:
    AVERAGE WEEKLY GROSS INCOME (BEFORE TAXES):

    Feel free to use the space below to share any additional suggestions or comments you have regarding items not covered in this survey.

    Remember to complete and return your survey no later than November 27, 2015.

    THANK YOU!