Michael L. Feinstein, P.A.

Grocery store workers strike over contract disputes

Understandably, people want to feel fairly compensated for their work and want to feel appreciated at their places of employment. As a result, when the time comes for new employment contract terms, it is not unusual for workers to want to ensure that the terms are fair. However, it is also common for employees and employers not to see eye to eye at first, and contract disputes can take place.

Florida readers may be interested in a dispute that has resulted in workers going on strike in multiple other states. Apparently, over 31,000 grocery store employees from over 200 stores have gone on strike in efforts to obtain favorable employment contract terms. Negotiations for a new contract have been underway, but because they have not reached an agreement, the workers went on strike for the fifth day at the time of the report.

One employee stated that the workers feel bad for the customers but that they felt the time had come to take a stand. In particular, the worker indicated that they want a fair contract, including terms related to wages and pensions. However, exact details on what either side is hoping to achieve were not given in the report.

Contract disputes can cause major issues within a company. While workers strike, operations can suffer, and the longer a situation goes without coming to contract terms, the more setbacks can occur. Florida employers who are having difficulty addressing conflict with workers over contracts will certainly want to work with their legal counsel in order to find the best resolutions.

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