In response to a strike by Stop & Shop workers that is entering its second week, the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute has prepared know-your-rights information for striking workers who may be eligible for SNAP assistance.
The brochures, in English and Spanish, detail when striking workers are eligible for assistance from SNAP, the federal nutrition benefits program.
“We all hoped this strike would not last this long (especially during religious holidays for many who celebrate). But unfortunately it has, and it has caused a substantial hardship on thousands of workers and their families,” said Georgia Katsoulomitis, executive director of MLRI. “We hope for a just and equitable resolution to the issues these hard-working Stop & Shop employees have raised so that they can get back to work.
“Thank you to all our legal aid partners and colleagues for what you are doing to help and support these workers and their families.”
The information on SNAP eligibility for striking workers is available here.