Biden, Warren and Sanders Express Support for Striking Stop & Shop Workers

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Reprinted from The Hill by Tal Axelrod on April 14, 2019.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachuestts) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) all showed solidarity with striking Stop & Shop workers ahead of a 2020 election cycle in which Democrats are seeking to underline their support for labor groups.

“In the last 5 years, @StopandShop’s parent company has bought back billions of dollars in stock. Now they want to cut employee wages & benefits. This is wrong. I stand with the 31,000 @UFCW workers fighting for their healthcare,” Biden tweeted Friday. …

“I stand with the @UFCW and @StopandShop workers on the picket line. This strike is about 31K workers across New England making their voices heard and fighting for living wages and better benefits. When workers fight, workers win,” Warren said. …

Sanders, who has long touted his support for organized labor, criticized the company for wanting to “drastically cut health care” for its 31,000 workers. …

The Hill 4/14

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