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Supermarket Strike Before Thanksgiving?

Supermarket Strike Before Thanksgiving?

Patchogue (WALK) - There could be an issue complicating your Thanksgiving plans, particularly if you're a regular at one of the about two dozen Stop & Shop stores on Long Island.

There may be a job action by the supermarket's union employees, as early as today. Leaders of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 met Sunday evening to discuss the possibility, and provide an update on negotiations with Stop & Shop management.

6,000 union workers, half of them on Long Island, have been without a contract for several weeks and voted last month to give their leaders the authority to call a strike. The sticking point in negotiations reportedly has to do with the employees' health coverage.

Stop & Shop is owned by the Dutch supermarket giant Ahold.

 

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