"Tom Rogers, a striking shop steward at Stop & Shop, said customers at the grocery chain’s 235 Old Connecticut Path location have been few and far between. And when customers do approach the store, pickets encourage them to shop elsewhere.
“We try to engage the customer and tell them what we’re fighting for, and tell them to support us by not crossing the picket line,” said Rogers, 39, of Natick, on Friday afternoon, the ninth day that about 31,000 employees from five unions at Stop & Shop have been on strike.
Rogers, who has worked for the Quincy-based grocery chain for 20 years, added that he and his colleagues have managed to convince most customers to rethink where to shop.
“When they find out what the company’s trying to do, they’re pretty upset,” said head meat cutter Jackie Thomas, 60, of Waltham. “They’re just as upset as we are.”
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Proud to stand again with my brothers and sisters from @UFCW Local 1445 at Stop & Shop in Franklin. Every day #StopAndShopWorkers help put food on the table. They deserve better than the cuts the company is pushing. Good to see all the support out there for the workers. pic.twitter.com/9Zd4XirZt8— Jeffrey N. Roy (@jeffroy) April 20, 2019
|"Proud to stand again with my brothers and sisters from @UFCW Local 1445 at Stop & Shop in Franklin."|