Over 30,000 New England Stop & Shop grocery store workers continue their fight against Ahold Delhaize, the giant Dutch conglomerate which owns the chain. They have been on strike for about a week now.
Today, I took a trip to the strike line on Liberty St. in Springfield. As my photos attest, the strike has been very effective. The store is a ghost town.
However, Ahold is a multi-multi-muti-billion dollar business. They can afford to lose millions of dollars per week in their attempt to destroy the union. The workers on strike will be stretched far more thin than the company.
Thanks to the Stop & Shop workers for fighting the good fight for workers taking a stand. And thanks to everyone supporting these workers by refusing to shop at Stop & Shop.