Murphy, Blumenthal Support Fairfield Stop & Shop Strikers

31,000 workers in three states, including Connecticut, have been on strike over a number of issues, since last week.

Fairfield Patch

FAIRFIELD, CT - U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal visited striking Stop & Shop Workers in Fairfield Monday afternoon on the fifth day of the workers' strike against the company.

Murphy said: "Stop & Shop workers are facing big cuts to their health care and take-home pay. I support folks who are standing up and speaking out. Stop & Shop has been a good community employer for decades, and it's time for them to step up and provide fair wages and benefits for these workers as soon as possible."

Stop & Shop locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are closed or partially operating as workers hold the picket lines to protest cuts stipulated in the company's contract proposal.

Workers said they had learned some temporary workers were in stores.