Supermarket works secure new contract


WESTBURY – Stop and Shop and King
Kullen supermarket employees in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties
have a new contract as their union, United Food and Commercial Workers
Local 1500 has reached an agreement with management.

The new contract impacts over 8,500 workers across the state.

The previous contract expired on December 6, 2014; since then each company
has been on monthly renewing extensions with the union.

The new pact includes no discrimination clause, preventing union members
from any discriminatory acts regarding race, gender, sex or sexual preference.

The contracts will also increase weekly and Sunday hours for part-time
workers, and add new premiums for certain union members. They also provide
vision, legal, dental benefits for both full- and part-time union members.