Truck drivers return to work for Shaw’s supermarkets

Wells, Maine (AP) – Truck drivers and mechanics for Shaw’s supermarkets are back in work in New England, with teamsters and the company set to return to the bargaining table on Thursday.

The drivers, who live in a warehouse in Maine, Wells, returned to work Wednesday, delivering groceries to more than 100 Shaw and Star Market grocery stores across the region, officials said.

The two-day strike caused supply disruptions, forcing the grocery store to resume negotiations, said Brett Miller, chairman of Teamsters Local 340 in South Portland, Maine.

“The idea was to bring them back to the table, and that’s what we did,” Miller said.

The 70 drivers and mechanics represented by the teamsters went on strike on Monday.

Negotiations are scheduled for Thursday at Union Hall in South Portland. Wells-based drivers and Scarborough-based mechanics have been out of contract since October.

The strike did not affect drivers delivering fruit, vegetables and refrigerated goods from a facility in Medo, Massachusetts.

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Sophia Harrison

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I'm Sophia Harrison working as a part-time staff at the Costco since the past year until I become as an author at the iron blade, hope I can use my experiences with the supermarkets here.

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