Wednesday, 21 February 2018 09:40

Hannaford distribution workers launch strike

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SOUTH PORTLAND - Hundreds of workers at the Hannaford distribution center in South Portland have launched a 24-hour strike.

This happening early Wednesday morning and affects about 250 workers in all.


The members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 said it's in order to secure a fair deal that improves their lives and protects future workers.


The group also cites workers have still yet to see funds benefit the lives of its Maine employees following a merger between Hannaford's owner Delhaize and Ahold in 2016 and 4th quarter sales that rose to nearly $20 billion in 2017.


They said the strike comes after weeks of contract bargaining.


The former 3-year contract expired last Saturday.