Bargaining Committee member Mike Rickord stands in solidarity with his Shoppers Food & Pharmacy coworkers at the Franconia, Va. store.

On Monday, October 6, the bargaining committee visited stores and asked their coworkers to sign pledge cards to turn in to store management that read, “We demand a fair contract with fully-funded health care NOW, and we’re willing to fight for it!”

“Everyone I talked to signed a card!” said bargaining committee member Scarlett Cressel from Shoppers store #2640 in Leesburg, Va. “Health care is one of our main focuses during this round of bargaining, we have great health care and we would like to keep it that way.”


Bargaining Committee members Chartel Scott and Scarlett Cressel turn in a stack of employee pledge cards to the manager on duty at the Oxon Hill store.


“In the store I visited, everyone was on the same page,” said bargaining committee member Chartel Scott from Shoppers store #2653 in Oxon Hill, Md. “My coworkers kept saying, ‘We’ve work too hard and too long’ and ‘Shoppers better give us what we deserve,’—we’ve definitely earned what we have, especially our health care benefits, and we don’t want to see that go away!”

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