Rebekah Brancato

She was the News Editor from fall 2016 until spring 2019.

Willimantic Stop & Shop Employees Go on Strike

Tens of thousands of unionized Stop & Shop employees across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island have gone on strike starting Thursday, April 11. The strike is the result of a standstill in negotiations between Stop & Shop and The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) over a proposed employee contract. The UFCW argue that Stop & Shop has “refused to back down from proposals attempting to cut workers’ health care, take home pay, and retirement benefits.”