Editor’s note: This letter was received before the two sides reached a tentative agreement late Sunday.
I am the spouse of a Stop & Shop employee, and I want to take the time to say thanks for the support of the local customers and businesses. Without them, the union workers could not continue to fight for a fair contract, which consists of keeping what they already have and cost of living raises. They are not asking for more. The company wants to cut everything — a company that has made $2 billion in profit.
I have been on the picket line with my children showing them you fight for what is right, and corporate greed is NOT acceptable. This company has lost so much money being closed, and for what? And at the expense of their employees and customers?
Thank you for all the continued support, as you do not know how much it is appreciated.