Stop & Shop strike ends

As of Sunday night, the 11-day strike that virtually shut down Trumbull’s only supermarket ended. According to a statement from Shop & Shop, the grocery chain “has reached fair new tentative agreements with UFCW Locals 328, 371, 919, 1445 and 1459, which represent our 31,000 associates in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.” The company said it will be happy to … read more

Teamsters will not cross Stop & Shop picket lines

The Teamsters are siding with Stop and Shop striking workers. Branches of the labor union, which represents warehouse workers and truck drivers for the grocery giant, has directed its members to honor picket lines while employees across New England continue a walk-out that began Thursday afternoon. “More than 30,000 UFCW members have struck Stop and Shop, Teamster members do not … read more

UPDATE — Stop & Shop remains closed, no timetable to open

UPDATE 9:21 a.m. Friday —While some Stop & Shop locations have reopened for limited shopping, the Trumbull location remains closed with no timetable on reopening. An employee who answered the phone in the store’s management office confirmed the pharmacy and bank branch inside the store were both open. ORIGINAL STORY — Workers with the Trumbull Stop & Shop’s two labor … read more

Rutigliano votes ‘No’ on legal pot sales, bill heads to full House

A bill that would legalize marijuana sales in Connecticut has cleared the General Law Committee and is headed for the full House. The bill, HB-7371, received a favorable recommendation from the committee by a 10-8 vote. Trumbull Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123rd), the only Trumbull legislator on the committee, voted against it. “Right now marijuana is decriminalized, so no one is … read more