Stop and Shop strike proves Power of union even today

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A union employee shields his face during a recent protest by Stop & Shop employees. (Photo by Lorenzo Recupero)

Union membership isn’t what it used to be years ago when our nation was a far different place than it is today.

In recent decades, union membership has fallen, although in Massachusetts, union membership remains higher than in most other parts of the nation.

The settling of the Stop and Shop strike, which lasted two weeks, is the surest sign that union membership still means something when push comes to shove and everyone in the union is willing to sacrifice their pay to get what they want and need out of a contract.

The past two weeks has been a public relations and business disaster for Stop and Shop.

When the strike was settled over the weekend following lengthy deliberations, it was a victory for both sides.

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Senator DiDomenico Joins Stop & Shop Workers on Picket Line

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Senator Sal DiDomenico joins Stop and Shop workers on strike.

Senator Sal DiDomenico recently joined Stop and Shop workers in the United Food and Commercial Workers Union 1445 in Everett and Revere on their picket lines in front of their stores.

On April 12th, 31,000 Stop and Shop workers went on strike across New England for a fair wage, affordable and accessible healthcare, and a reliable retirement plan.

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