Don’t stop, don’t shop? Grocery store workers in CT go on strike

Have you seen the Stop & Shop workers on strike?

Although 31,000 unionized employees of grocery store chain Stop & Shop are fighting for what they consider to be a fair contract, the issues they raise have relevance beyond this specific strike. What does the future of employment in the United States look like? What role will automation play? What impact organized labor have?

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Citations:

#1: Dignan, Clare. “Stop & Shop Workers Go on Strike in CT.” Connecticut Post, 12 Apr. 2019, http://www.ctpost.com/metro/article/Stop-Shop-workers-go-on-strike-in-CT-13759855.php. Accessed 15 Apr. 2019.

#2: “Union Grocery Stores.” Connecticut AFL-CIO, 11 Apr. 2019, http://www.ctaflcio.org/union-grocery-stores. Accessed 15 Apr. 2019.

#3: Ingraham, Christopher. “Union membership remained steady in 2017. The trend may not hold.” The Washington Post, 19 Jan. 2019, http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/01/19/union-membership-remained-steady-in-2017-the-trend-may-not-hold/. Accessed 15 Apr. 2019.

#4: “Stop and Shop Commercial.” YouTube, 28 Oct. 2008, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPcK8wjBVHY. Accessed 15 Apr. 2019.

#5: “Stop & Shop New Commercial.” YouTube, 4 Sept. 2008, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBRyVMlflmE. Accessed 15 Apr. 2019.

#6: “80s Stop & Shop Commercial.” YouTube, 20 Apr. 2016, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uni4gr1FCPA. Accessed 15 Apr. 2019.

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#8: “Home.” Stop and Shop, stopandshop.com. Accessed 15 Apr. 2019.

#9: Shea, Jim. “Stop & Shop Strike: What You Need to Know.” Connecticut Post, 15 Apr. 2019, http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Things-you-should-know-about-the-Stop-Shop-13762123.php. Accessed 15 Apr. 2019.

#10: “Labor.” Stop and Shop, stopandshop.com/labor/2019/#/labor/about. Accessed 15 Apr. 2019.

#11: “Thousands of Stop and Shop Union Workers Go on Strike, Walk off Job.” WCVB, 12 Apr. 2019, http://www.wcvb.com/article/stop-and-shop-workers-go-on-strike-walk-off-job/27115921. Accessed 15 Apr. 2019.

#12: “Labor News.” Stop and Shop, stopandshop.com/labor/2019/#/labor/news. Accessed 15 Apr. 2019.

#13: “Negotiations Update.” UFCW Local 919, ufcw919.org/negotiations-update/. Accessed 15 Apr. 2019.

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#23: Outro Song: “Fill Me In” by Atwaters featuring Yeon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW0iKqFMoxo Used with artist’s consent. The contents and views of this video may not necessarily be shared with the artist.