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Published reports say that the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) is threatening to strike Ahold's Stop & Shop supermarkets in Connecticut and western Massachusetts.

The UFCW contract, which covers 5,000 workers in the meat, deli, and fish departments, expires on February 14.

Brian A. Petronella, president of UFCW Local 371, has said that Stop & Shop is guilty of "outrageous givebacks that would destroy health care benefits, pension benefits and wage scales."
KC's View:
Gee, except for the snow and frigid temperatures, maybe New England is going to start resembling Southern California.