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Former vice president Joe Biden attends Boston rally in support of striking Stop & Shop workers



Former Vice President Joe Biden showed his support for striking supermarket workers in New England.Biden spoke Thursday at a rally in support of unionized Stop & Shop employees outside Boston's Dorchester neighborhood.United Food and Commercial Workers union members at 240 Stop & Shop stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut went on strike on April 11 to protest what they call cuts to health care and take-home pay in the company's latest contract proposal. Quincy-based Stop & Shop, a division of Dutch company Ahold Delhaize says, "It's about-the board raises and excellent health care benefits that beat industry standards." We have nothing to do with our associates back in stores, taking care of customers and our communities groomed and happy contracts in a relationship with the highest paid grocery retailer New England, while also providing excellent health care and increased contributions to a defined benefit pension plan, "Stop & Shop said in a statement. Biden, mulling a run for the Democratic nomination for president, last week tweeted his support for Stop & Shop workers .Biden was joined by Sen. Ed Markey, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and State Treasurer Deb Goldberg.

Former vice president Joe Biden was shown his support for striking supermarket workers in New England.

Biden spoke Thursday at a rally in support of unionized Stop & Shop employees outside Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. [19659005] United Food and Workers Union members at 240 Stop & Store stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut went on strike on April 11 to protest what they call cuts to health and take-home pay in the company's latest contract proposal. [19659006] Quincy-based Stop & Shop, a division of Dutch company Ahold Delhaize, says it's about-the board raises and "excellent" health care benefits. "

" There's nothing we want more than having our associates back in stores, taking care of customers and our communities associates among the highest paid grocery retail workers in New England, while providing excellent health care and benefits. "

Biden, mulling a run for the Democratic nomination for president, last week tweeted his support for Stop & Shop workers.

Biden was joined by Sen. Ed Markey, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and State Treasurer Deb Goldberg.

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