Workers will face mounting bills as strike continues
some workers are starting to worry
about the inevitable bills that will pile up as the strike continues.
With day two of the Stop and Shop strike wrapped up, some workers are starting to worry about the inevitable bills that will pile up as the strike continues.
Megan Cedar and her husband are just two of the employees who work at Stop and Shop part time.
With their salaries together, they live pay check to pay check.
"I don't even put my kids on the bus in the morning because we need the money for our bills," said Cedar.
That's right - they also have four children to support.
"So far it hasn't been that bad it's only day two," said Cedar. "But it's going to hit next week when the paychecks are supposed to come and it's not coming."
The family of six rents a home in Burriville, and Cedar and her husband drive roughly 40 minutes to work in Providence every day.
"We have gas, electric, rent, car insurance, gas in the car weekly," explained Cedar. "Some people just moved. 'Great, what about my rent now?' Everyone is struggling and stressed out."
Cedar brought her children to the picket line Friday, and said she thought it was important for them to be there.
"And I explained to them that we'll be going to work but we'll be out on a picket line, holding signs, because we're trying to keep things so that we can afford everything that we have, our house, and everything they want to do. Like they want to do extra curricular activities. That's $250, I have four kids."
Ultimately, Cedar says, she and her coworkers hope management will listen to the union, so they can get back to work.
"We're just regular people who are working pay check to pay check," said Cedar. "We want to be there, we want to work, we love our customers, we have some great customers, loyal customers. And now being on strike it's not only hurting us, it's hurting our customers too."