Letter: Stop & Shop employees thankful for support during strike

To the editor,

We, associates at the Naugatuck Stop & Shop in Local 919 and 371, cannot thank local residents enough.

Over our 11-day strike, the support shown by the community was overwhelming to say the least. The food, water, gift cards that were nonstop and so much more has meant more to us than we can say.

To the other union members from around the state, and some from other states, who came by to show their support, it was amazing. They stood with us and gave us words of support. We will never forget all that has been given.

We fought the fight and won. It could not have been done without all the support

Also, our families and friends. Their love and support help us through.

Loralee Begin


The writer is an assistant grocery manager at the Naugatuck Stop & Shop. The letter was written on behalf of the employees at the store.