Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Support Shaw's Workers on Strike!

On March 7, 2010, by a vote of 228 to 8, the workers of the Shaw's Supermarkets' Methuen Distribution Center, represented by UFCW Local 791, voted overwhelmingly to reject a final contract offer by Shaw's Supermarkets and voted to strike following the expiration of the current contract at midnight on March 6, 2010. Local 791 had been negotiating with Shaws for three months on a new collective bargaining agreement.

These workers perform physically exhausting work to supply every Shaw's Supermarket in New England with perishable products of the freshest, safest and highest quality possible. Shaw's substandard wage offer coupled with its proposal for increases in employee health care contributions will result in a net loss of money for the workers during the term of the proposed contract.

We need your help- you can join these workers on the picket lines- they are asking for support at the warehouse and at select Shaw's Supermarkets

Please join Local 791 members on the picket line at the following locations from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM as they seek a fair and equitable agreement that preserves full-time jobs, work rules and contains good wages and benefits.

Shaw's Perishable Distribution Center - 100 Danton Drive, Methuen, MA 01844

Shaw's Supermarket - 14 McGrath Highway, Somerville, MA 02143

Shaw's Supermarket - Prudential Center, 52 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02199

Star Market - 795 Providence Highway, Dedham, MA 02026

Shaw's Supermarket - 45 Morrisey Boulevard, Dorchester, MA 02124

Shaw's Supermarket - 400 Lynn Fells Parkway, Saugus, MA 01906

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