The Number Of Grocery Workers Who Have Authorized A Strike Is Now More Than 30,000

An army of grocery store workers is ready to strike.

The Boston Globe reports:

“More than 31,000 Stop & Shop workers in southern New England have authorized their labor leaders to call for a strike as the sides prepare to resume talks for new contracts later this week, according to United Food & Commercial Workers International.

The Stop & Shop workers — represented by five separate UFCW unions — have remained at work since their contracts with the grocery store chain expired Feb. 23.

‘No one has called for a strike just yet, but moving forward, the UFCW negotiation team can call for one at any time,’ said Amy Ritter, a UFCW spokeswoman.

In separate votes Sunday afternoon, United Food & Commercial Workers Local 328 and Local 919 approved strike authorizations.

They joined three fellow UFCW unions, locals 1445, 371, and 1459, each of which previously had approved strike authorizations, Ritter said.”

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