Monday, March 11, 2013
40,000 employees at the company's New England stores will be affected by the new contract, which ensures that there won't be a strike.
Stop & Shop workers have approved a new three-year contract, ensuring that the company will avert a strike, according to Boston.com. Several local chapters of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union approved the new contract in a vote on Sunday. The contract affects roughly 40,000 workers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. It's been reported that the new deal has increased pay and more affordable health care coverage for part-time workers, and also helps avoid a strike, which Stop & Shop had been preparing for by looking for temporary workers. Framingham has two Stop & Shop locations, one on Temple Street and one on Old Conn Path.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Framingham's Congressman wrote a letter to Stop & Shop's Chief Operating Officer to seek a resolution "consistent with the company’s strong reputation as a labor-friendly workplace.”
Framingham Congressman Ed Markey (D-Mass.) Wednesday expressed concern over the grocery chain Stop & Shop’s reported hiring of replacement workers, and at a higher wage than unionized workers, in the company’s ongoing negotiations for a collective bargaining agreement with Stop & Shop employees and the United Food & Commercial Workers. In a letter sent to Stop & Shop COO James McCann, Rep. Markey said that with many Stop & Shop employees living in his Congressional district, he found news reports of the company’s plans to hire replacement workers and pay them a higher wage than unionized employees “troublesome.” Instead, Markey asks that the company “hew to its reputation as an employer that cares for the economic well-being of its …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The company is holding discussions with labor representatives as the deadline for a three-year contract nears on Feb. 23.
Representatives of the Stop & Shop grocery store chain are looking to hire temporary replacement workers as it prepares for a potential labor strike, according to a report in the Boston Herald. The Quincy-based company is currently holding contract discussions with United Food and Commercial Workers Union locals who represent more than 40,000 Stop & Shop employees in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, according to the Herald. The three-year contract will expire on Saturday, Feb. 23. While discussions continue, the company is running eight hiring sites from Mansfield to Quincy to Woburn. A Stop & Shop spokeswoman told the Herald that the company is advertising replacement workers "in the event of a dispute" in an effort to "…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Stop & Shop Supermarkets announced it removed from sale Daniella mangos due to possible salmonella contamination. Daniella mangos purchased this summer are included in the recall.
Stop & Shop Supermarkets announced it removed from sale Daniella mangos due to possible salmonella contamination. Daniella mangos purchased between July 12 and August 24, 2012 are included in this recall. Framingham has two Stop & Shop locations - Temple Street and Old Conn Path. Stop & Shop is aware of illnesses reported in Canada and associated with this recall. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund. Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life‐threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The manufacturer has recalled the product because of possible listeria contamination.
Stop & Shop Supermarket has stopped selling its Calico Bean Salad after a voluntary recall by its manufacturer because of possible listeria contamination. The product is normally sold at the salad bar. Costa Fruit & Produce said it was recalling the product because of the possible health risks, although no illnesses have been reported. Stop & Shop, which has two locations in Framingham, has removed the Calico Bean Salad from its stores and said customers who purchased the product between July 18 and 26 should discard any unused portions and bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. For more info, read the FDA press release.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
A Florida-based real estate investment trust has purchased Old Connecticut Path Marketplace in Framingham for $23.2 million.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Don't forget to save that styrofoam from all those holiday gifts to recycle on Jan. 8.
1. Did not like what you got for Christmas? Want to spend those gift cards? Many stores are open earlier than normal and later than normal today - including Target, Wal-Mart, and most of Shoppers World. The neighboring Natick Collection is open until 9 p.m. 2. The Framingham Library is closed today, and depending on the snow is expected to open tomorrow. 3. Don't forget to recycle all the styrofoam from those holiday gifts yesterday. There will be a recycling day just for styrofoam on Jan. 8 at Grace Congregtional Church. 4. You can always travel to Stop & Shop today like many many New Englanders, when they hear snow, and stock up on milk, eggs and bread. 5. Finally, Framingham is in a blizzard warning, so finish your …