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News :: Labor : Organizing
Shaw's Workers on Strike
09 Mar 2010
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 Shaw’s 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. Support Shaw's workers by joining them on the picket line!

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

Warehouse address: Please join them on the picket line which will be 24 hours a day in Methuen 100 Danton Drive Methuen, Massachusetts 01844.

Stores from 7AM-7PM

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

Also NECN is running a poll on whether or not Shaw's will lose your business during the strike. Please click here to show your support for these workers.
http://www.necn.com/03/07/10/Shaws-distribution-workers-go-on-strike/lan&

Thank you again for all your support!

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