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CEA to Stop & Shop Workers: Teachers Stand with You

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CEA staff and leaders join striking Stop & Shop workers in Elmwood in a show of solidarity and support. 

As the Stop & Shop strike continues with no deal reached on protecting employee wages, health benefits, and pensions, CEA staff, leaders, and members are joining picket lines across the state to show that teachers stand in solidarity with striking workers.

Yesterday nearly a dozen CEA leaders and staff walked with picketers outside the Stop & Shop supermarket in West Hartford’s Elmwood section, holding signs that read “Teachers Stand With You.” They thanked customers for honoring the picket line and supporting their community supermarket employees in their bargaining efforts.

“We are here with Stop & Shop employees until they get a fair wage and a fair contract,” said CEA President Jeff Leake, who has joined strikers at various locations.

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Teachers Support Striking Stop & Shop Workers

Enfield Teachers’ Association members brought breakfast to striking workers at the Enfield Stop & Shop this morning.

CEA members around Connecticut have been showing their support for striking Stop & Shop workers. Enfield Teachers’ Association members delivered coffee, donuts, danish, fruit, granola bars, and water to union workers at the Enfield Stop & Shop this morning.

Please join them, and do NOT cross the picket line. Click here for a list of union grocery stores in Connecticut.

You can also support striking workers by texting “support” to 698329.

CEA leaders and staff visited a Stop & Shop in Hartford today to hand out snacks and show their support for striking workers.

Support Stop & Shop Workers

31,000 workers at Stop & Shops across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island have gone on strike.

Management at Stop & Shop presented their “final offer” to their workers, which included significant cuts to healthcare, massive increases (over 100% in some cases) to workers’ health care premiums, and replacing wage increases with so-called bonuses. All in all, this represents a massive step backwards with many workers facing reduced weekly earnings if they agreed to their “final offer”.

On top of this, Stop & Shop’s parent company reported over $2 billion in profits last year. This is not the time to ask for concessions. Rather, this is a time to invest in the workers who have made Stop & Shop so successful and profitable. Read more