Today, it is with deep sadness and utter frustration that we must once again condemn a senseless act of gun violence in an American grocery store. Only weeks after a gunman took lives in a Colorado grocery store shooting, we are again forced to mourn the loss of life gun violence in the workplace after three people were shot at a Stop & Shop store in West Hempstead, New York. Our union brothers and sisters at this Stop & Shop grocery store are represented by UFCW Local 342 and RWDSU/UFCW Local 338.

We stand in solidarity with our UFCW brothers and sisters across the country and once again commit ourselves to making the safety of our communities our top priority. We reiterate our call to government officials to take action to prevent future tragedies like this from endangering even more of our country’s brave essential workers.