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[BREAKING NEWS] Stop & Shop Employees Strike

Westport’s Super Stop & Shop employees have walked off the job.

Their strike is part of a region-wide protest over wages and benefits. More than 31,000 workers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island — represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 371 — have been without a contract since late February.

Stop & Shop counters that its employees are among the highest paid in the area. They say the contract changes they propose are needed to compete with non-union competitors.

“06880” reader Robin Singer — who was in the supermarket when the walkout took place a few minutes ago — said she was told that managers would lock the doors as soon as the final checkouts took place.

Westport Super Stop & Shop workers on strike today. (Photo/Robin Singer)

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