As the Stop & Shop strike continues with no deal reached on protecting employee wages, health benefits, and pensions, CEA staff, leaders, and members are joining picket lines across the state to show that teachers stand in solidarity with striking workers.
Yesterday nearly a dozen CEA leaders and staff walked with picketers outside the Stop & Shop supermarket in West Hartford’s Elmwood section, holding signs that read “Teachers Stand With You.” They thanked customers for honoring the picket line and supporting their community supermarket employees in their bargaining efforts.
“We are here with Stop & Shop employees until they get a fair wage and a fair contract,” said CEA President Jeff Leake, who has joined strikers at various locations.
“Teachers are out here supporting Stop & Shop employees because they work hard for a company that is profitable, and they deserve a living wage,” said CEA Vice President Tom Nicholas.
Enfield Teachers’ Association members have delivered breakfast to union workers at the Enfield Stop & Shop, and CEA leaders and staff marched and chanted with striking workers at a Hartford Stop & Shop, where they distributed snacks.
Please join your colleagues in advocating for other union workers, and do not cross the picket line. Click here for a list of union grocery stores in Connecticut, learn about more ways you can help, and follow the strike’s progress and take action.
You can also support striking workers by texting SUPPORT to 698329.