Grocery Union Hit With NLRB Charge In Stop & Shop Strike

By Aaron Leibowitz (April 18, 2019, 5:34 PM EDT) -- An official for a Massachusetts chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers union incorrectly told a Stop & Shop employee he would be fired if he resigned from the union and returned to work during an ongoing strike, according to charges filed Wednesday with the National Labor Relations Board.

The employee says that the secretary-treasurer of UFCW Local 1459 in western Massachusetts, Dean Ethier, told him in writing that Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. is a "closed shop" and that he would lose his job if he went back to work. This was a "blatant falsehood and misrepresentation of the...

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