Local 371, Union, A&P in contract battle

Local 371, Union, A&P in contract battle

There are 58 comments on the NewsTimes.com story from Apr 2, 2009, titled Local 371, Union, A&P in contract battle. In it, NewsTimes.com reports that:

Citing a large gap in negotiations over wages, health insurance and pension issues, Local 371 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union has warned that its 1,500 members who work in full- and part-time jobs at Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.

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Needs vs Wants

Woodbury, CT

#44 Apr 18, 2009
Giantone wrote:
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Fine but don't bad mouth what others do for a living or how they earn a living if you haven't lived in their shoes.
You missed the point.

I have had Union jobs, and lived in those shoes. And, do not want to put them on again.

Good luck!
Grace M

Peekskill, NY

#45 Apr 18, 2009
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>Am i missing the point here or what, I bet all you anti-union people all shop at Walmart as well, and do you know how walmart came to be as large as it is now, by paying people crap wages and no medical for part timers and discriminating against women and on and on - is that what you want for your country, is that where you want to work, the only reason we are in the mess we are now is because of greedy rich fat cats, who just want more and more and want all the labor cheap, dont want to pay fair wage and dont want to give anything that will cost them, oh and by the way union people are not the only ones getting the shaft here, plenty of americans who are non-union are getting it to, and lets not forget Enron, hmmm what happened there to all those hard working people who saved all their lives to have greedy execs take it all away. Lets not forget that teachers, firemen, police, hospitals auto workers, miners, dock people, town people and many many more all have unions, the only thing you see unions doing to wreck this country is to get fair wages and health and pension for people, but the wealthy can do no wrong hey, you better get back to school or open your eyes beyond sports and your ego's, because if we had no unions to date your life would be alot worse now, more than you can even imagine.
You bet I shop at Walmart. And not one of their employees was forced to work there. They are free to find a job elsewhere. I used to work for a trucking company. We were asked by the company to loan back a small portion of our pay to keep the company going until they could reorganize. We were willing, the union said no. The company went out of business. We lost our jobs. The union reps kept theirs.
So much for unions.

Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#46 Apr 18, 2009
Grace M wrote:
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You bet I shop at Walmart. And not one of their employees was forced to work there. They are free to find a job elsewhere. I used to work for a trucking company. We were asked by the company to loan back a small portion of our pay to keep the company going until they could reorganize. We were willing, the union said no. The company went out of business. We lost our jobs. The union reps kept theirs.
So much for unions.
Not true,even after you had given money back the company was to far gone and in debt,Union reps knew it,they kept you from getting screwed twice!

Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#47 Apr 18, 2009
Grace M wrote:
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You bet I shop at Walmart.
..........that makes you part of the problem.
Immigrants are ANIMALS

Germany

#48 Apr 18, 2009
blacks are disgusting too.
Vote Boughton!
Hot Soup

Franklin Square, NY

#49 Apr 18, 2009
Another place going down because of the irrational union demands.. They have health insurance and a lot of benefits, Why they don't leave things the way they are until the situation of the country gets better.?

Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#50 Apr 19, 2009
Hot Soup wrote:
Another place going down because of the irrational union demands.. They have health insurance and a lot of benefits, Why they don't leave things the way they are until the situation of the country gets better.?
How do you know they aren't?
heidi

Gloucester City, NJ

#51 Jul 9, 2009
As a customer, I can tell you, corporate greed or no, higher than average union wages or no, there just isn't anybody in your darn a&p, haven't you noticed? Prices are higher than shop-rite here in my area of northern nj., where they started cheapening basic food stuff prices as soon as the bottom fell out last October. Coffee down by $5/39 ounce, slats of tomato puree and paste, large cans 12/$8. Pasta 3/1.50. People going broke could still have good food and some money leftover for vegetables, fruit and to visit the meat department. Not so at a&p. Busy, busy store, shop-rite. Crowded and personnel eveyrwhere to give service. I'm not going to subsidize your checks. You have to be bright enough to recognize competition and to compete. I don't think anybody high or low knows what they are doing at a&p. Go ahead, union hogs, break the store and lose your jobs. Then you can all go and become CEO's!

Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#52 Jul 9, 2009
heidi wrote:
As a customer, I can tell you, corporate greed or no, higher than average union wages or no, there just isn't anybody in your darn a&p, haven't you noticed? Prices are higher than shop-rite here in my area of northern nj., where they started cheapening basic food stuff prices as soon as the bottom fell out last October. Coffee down by $5/39 ounce, slats of tomato puree and paste, large cans 12/$8. Pasta 3/1.50. People going broke could still have good food and some money leftover for vegetables, fruit and to visit the meat department. Not so at a&p. Busy, busy store, shop-rite. Crowded and personnel eveyrwhere to give service. I'm not going to subsidize your checks. You have to be bright enough to recognize competition and to compete. I don't think anybody high or low knows what they are doing at a&p. Go ahead, union hogs, break the store and lose your jobs. Then you can all go and become CEO's!
Looks like you need to read..........

http://www.groceryheadquarters.com/articles/2...
alex

Danbury, CT

#54 Jul 9, 2009
alex wrote:
Thanks for the link, I've been copying and pasting from it and claiming quotes as my own since you posted this many many months ago. It's HOT! ooga.
If you say so.
d mc

Baltimore, MD

#55 May 12, 2011
unions only protect the lazy

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#56 May 12, 2011
d mc wrote:
unions only protect the workers from abuse
true
fshcaught

United States

#57 May 14, 2011
T
Norma Rae wrote:
How long have the Petronellas been in charge of Local 371? Still the same old BS.
there all dead
Mr Stratford

Danbury, CT

#58 May 17, 2011
Both sides would be wise to hone their public relations skills.

The local has to get shoppers to understand that the men and women working in those stores are their neighbors, and what they're asking for is not outrageous.

A&P has a reputation of being a tough negotiator.
Bridgeporter

Wallingford, CT

#59 May 17, 2011
Mr Stratford wrote:
Both sides would be wise to hone their public relations skills.
The local has to get shoppers to understand that the men and women working in those stores are their neighbors, and what they're asking for is not outrageous.
A&P has a reputation of being a tough negotiator.
Looks like they negotiated themselves straight out of business. Its a shame so many people are now unemployed.

Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#60 May 18, 2011
Mr Stratford wrote:
A&P has a reputation of being a tough negotiator.
No they don't, as a matter of fact ....they turned all there distribution over to C&S wholsalers and now are having trouble getting product to the stores.
Mr Stratford

Danbury, CT

#61 May 19, 2011
Giantone wrote:
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No they don't, as a matter of fact ....they turned all there distribution over to C&S wholsalers and now are having trouble getting product to the stores.
True. I guess things have changed for A&P. It seems like it happened overnight.

Since: Aug 10

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#62 May 19, 2011
Mr Stratford wrote:
<quoted text>True. I guess things have changed for A&P. It seems like it happened overnight.
How come you don't have a register name?????

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