A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for the Stop & Shop workers who are striking throughout New England as they fight for fair wages and benefits.
The GoFundMe was started less than 24 hours ago and has raised more than $10,000.
In a statement about the GoFundMe campaign, a press release stated:
“Hard-working Stop & Shop employees all over New England are standing together for a contract that protects their health care coverage, retirement funds and, most importantly, their ability to provide you with the very best in customer service.
“After months of negotiating with Stop & Shop without reaching a deal to protect these benefits, 31,000 Stop & Shop workers walked off the job on April 11th. As long as they are on strike, they will not be collecting a regular paycheck.
“Your donations to this strike fund will be used to assist Stop & Shop strikers facing hardships.
“Our goal is to reach an agreement as soon as possible and secure a strong contract that honors the 31,000 hard-working women and men who have helped make Stop & Shop the most successful grocer in New England. Until we reach that agreement, we are standing strong on the picket lines together. Thank you for supporting us as we are on strike.”
Can I legally contribute?
Most individuals can contribute freely to this UFCW Strike Hardship Fund. Contributions are not tax deductible. All contributions will be used to benefit members and no money will be used by the UFCW for any other purpose.
Because this fund is UFCW-affiliated, the fund cannot solicit or accept money from employers whose workers the UFCW represents, seeks to represent, or would admit as members in the future.
To learn more visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/supportstopandshopworkers