Contract negotiations between the Stop and Shop grocery chain and its five union locals have continued today. Federal mediators are at the table.
Stop and Shop has 240 stores in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The contract under negotiation covers 36,000 employees and would run through 2012.
The union locals have set a deadline for a tentative agreement of midnight tonight before they would go on strike. A 24-hour notice of a strike is required under their contract.