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Stop and Shop Strike Averted

After weeks of negotiations, unions representing 43,000 Stop and Shop supermarket workers in Southern New England have approved a new three-year contract.

The vote yesterday averts a threatened strike that would have affected consumers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

The Quincy-based grocery chain and the United Food and Commercial Workers went into protracted negotiations to resolve differences over health care contributions, pensions and wages.

This program aired on March 12, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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