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The Associated Press reports that Ahold-owned Stop & Shop and five chapters of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) representing employees in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.

The two sides had been negotiating since January on a contract to replace one that expired in February. While there had been some strike threats, no work stoppages took place and the two sides stayed at the table to hammer out a deal that the UFCW described in a press release as a “victory” for “working people in New England.”

Details of the deal have not been disclosed. Ratification by union members still is required, and the union is scheduling a series of votes.
KC's View:
Glad they resolved their issues without a strike. After all, as Mahatma Gandhi said, "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."