CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Last-minute shoppers have to shop elsewhere to buy their food on Easter Sunday as the strike continues.
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These Easter holidays, people have turned to local grocery stores to meet the needs of their families in shopping.
The unionized workers at Stop & Shop have been on strike for 10 days in what has become the longest strike in the history of Stop & Shop. The popular supermarket chain remains open but with limited services.
Although many buyers have expressed frustration over the strike, there are local buyers who support Stop & Shop workers. A man from Leeds told 22News that he was sure to make his Easter shopping earlier in the week to avoid long queues in others. supermarkets like the Big Y.
"I'm pretty sure that Stop & Shop can afford to take care of its employees – they really should," Lamb said. "Stop & Shop has been a staple of New England for my entire life.I am 42. Tell me, Stop & Shop can not help its employees, come on."
Stop & Shop issued a statement on Saturday afternoon saying: "The Stop & Shop stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island will be open from 8 am to noon on Easter Sunday", but "the bakery and deli counters and seafood will not be operational. "
Negotiations are continuing, but there is no indication that the Stop & Shop strike is ending anytime soon.