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Stop & Shop To Issue Retroactive COVID-19 Premium Pay

The UFCW and Stop & Shop have announced a new agreement that will provide retroactive Premium Pay to recognize their ongoing efforts to ensure communities have access to food and supplies as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

The agreement provides retroactive Premium Pay that will be paid in the form of lump sum payments equal to 10 percent of all hours worked between July 5, 2020 and August 22, 2020.

Additionally, Stop & Shop has agreed to observe a moment of silence on Labor Day and Workers Memorial Day, starting in 2021, to recognize both the frontline workers lost to COVID-19 and the collective strength that union membership has provided to its associates.

Local 1262’s work regarding Hazard Pay for our other members continues as strong as ever. Our officers and staff continue to remain in contact with ShopRite and other employers to let them know how important this issue is to our members and that we intend to pursue it to a successful outcome.  Please continue to check our hotline or web site for updates on this matter.

UFCW International President Marc Perrone and Stop & Shop President Gordon Reid released the following joint statement:

“Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the U.S., UFCW members and Stop & Shop workers have gone above and beyond to ensure that our stores have remained open to serve our communities’ essential needs….Working in partnership when the pandemic began to take hold, the UFCW International and local unions, together with Stop & Shop, offered union members a temporary premium. When that pay raise expired in July, the UFCW local unions and members asked Stop & Shop to do what is right for grocery workers and UFCW members.  Today, UFCW and Stop & Shop are proud to announce a tentative agreement has been reached on a new premium that recognizes Stop & Shop workers for their incredible efforts.  The UFCW wants to acknowledge Stop & Shop for not only recognizing its workers, but for remaining committed to working with the UFCW, America’s largest food and retail union, to better the lives of these dedicated workers and their families.

To read the full statement click below:

Stop & Shop Premium Press Release

As always, if you have on the job questions or concerns, please contact your Union Representative at 1-800-562-6913 if you are calling from New Jersey and at 1-800-526-7814 if calling from New York.