Shaming Small Businesses For Crossing Stop & Shop Picket Lines Is A Great Way To Make Me Not Give A Shit About Your Strike


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Yesterday MVTB blogged about the striking Stop & Shop workers who shamed Ray Bourque on social media for crossing a picket line.

Well it’s not just former Bruins’ legends they’re going after. They’re pretty much shaming anyone who goes to the Danvers Stop & Shop, and trying to hurt their business in the process:

This might be the worst way possible to get people to join your cause. That and having Elizabeth Warren stand on the picket line with you. These are customers. When you eventually go back to work and this is all resolved you will have to see these people. And believe it or not, people are allowed to be indifferent to your cause. Some people just don’t have the time to look into this whole thing and decide what side they’re on because they’re busy running businesses and trying to get food for their families. I want to side with the workers because I used to be in a union, but people like Rusty here make that very difficult. This whole thing lacks organization and direction from leadership. Whoever’s in charge of this strike should send strikers clear guidelines about what NOT to do to people who cross picket lines.

And yes, I get that crossing a picket line is a big no-no. I’ve never done it and I don’t plan on doing it. But a lot of people don’t know that, they don’t follow the news, they don’t know why you’re standing there, and they’re in a rush. Throwing their shit up on Facebook is the dumbest thing you can do to win the most important thing that strikers need – public support.

The bottom line is I care about these people’s problems about as much as they care about mine. Did they help us out when our Facebook page went down? How bout when our advertisers were under attack by mobs? Nope. We took it on the chin from much more powerful companies than a grocery store chain, but now I’m supposed to give a shit about their picket line now? Pass.


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66 Comment(s)
  • Anticommunist
    April 21, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    To hell with these scumbag strikers. If they want to sit around and jerk each-other off for a pittance and to feel important among themselves that’s fine. The moment these entitled fucking retards cross the line into harassing people who are simply there to buy food, the strikers can go fuck themselves. Funny thing is if they put hands on the wrong person and get fucking shot the media will will be all OMG SOMEONE ATTACKED THE BRAVE STRIKERS WHO ARE FIGHTING FOR THEIR RIGHTS WAAAAH.

  • gerbil farmer adam schiff
    April 18, 2019 at 11:44 am

    I support the cute young boys of stop & shop, they’re so intelligent

  • Rusty Tartbox
    April 18, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Sweet name

  • Christopher Lettiere
    April 17, 2019 at 4:57 pm

  • TJB
    April 17, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    This just in…..nobody gives a fuck. Just ask SHAWS employees.

  • RowdyRoddy
    April 17, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Uncle TB shows his true colors as a union-hating, Republican 1%er. Funny how your support base (more than likely comprised largely of blue collar workers, many of which are unionized) will follow along with this nonsensical blog. Public shaming is a TB go to move, which is most often warranted, but if low-wage workers steal a play from the TB handbook it’s all of a sudden off-limits? There are plenty of supermarket chains that will take your money. Why support a Dutch-owned food conglomerate over hard working Stop & Shop employees?

  • Gonna get what you give
    April 17, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Treating people this way is not going to get you what you want. That’s the first thing your suppose to learn growing up. Treat others as you want to be treated. I guess that doesn’t exist any longer. It’s really sad. Another saying is you get more bees with honey instead of vinegar. It comes down to respect and morals. Things that are lacking very much these days. And it’s a shame

  • bigdaddy
    robbie the robot
    April 17, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    So shitting on your customers and driving them away sounds like it will be good for business after the strike is over At least I will still have a job

  • bigdaddy
    April 17, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    I used to work in a company that had the same union Fortunately I was a manager and did not have to fork over a portion of my hard earned wages to some fat assed union boss you was only interested in collecting dues
    BTW That company was Caldors Never heard of them ? They went out of buisness in 1999 Maybe there is a lesson to be learned there

  • WahhWahhhWahhh
    April 17, 2019 at 11:37 am

    The unions of the world don’t need a guys support that has no balls, blogs from a distance and would probably shit his pants, call the cops, and run like the beta cuck he is if the likes of Juicin Jeremy approached him face to face. Fuck these guys who shit on other working class people by crossing a line. Unions don’t want their support, they don’t support other workers, so the unions call on others to not support their business. Fair game. You shame Telegram and Gazette because you don’t agree with their ethics. Welcome to your own prinicples dummy.

    • fail
      April 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm

      If TB was employed by the Telegram and paid by the Telegram while shutting down the T/G you might have an argument but he isn’t and you don’t.

  • Fuck Stop and Shop
    April 17, 2019 at 10:42 am

    I support the strikers and appreciate their hard work for a shitty store. Stop and Shop is owned by a company out if Europe just like National Grid. I choose to support the American worker over the Billionaires from other countries

    • Gold Member
      April 17, 2019 at 3:43 pm

      All the worlds problems are caused by Billionaires and Millionaires they don’t produce anything or create any jobs… wait.. but those Dutch are always screwing over our hard working grocery store clerks… and um… yeah those Dutch they’re the problem!

  • Marty the Robot in Stop and Shop
    April 17, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Is this the real issue?

    • International Brotherhood of Aerospace Truckers and Urinal Cake Professionals
      April 17, 2019 at 10:15 am

      that new guy Marty won’t join the union! heard he’s management’s little bitch! some body point out this Marty guy wees have a little talk with him…

    • Muh Jawbs
      April 21, 2019 at 10:57 am

      Lol such a faggy BoomerCon take. Imagine being over the age of 20 and seriously thinking millionaires & billionaires are natural “job-creators.” No, the billionaire class is eating up the job market & doing it with intense efficiency, not even including automation. Walmart now runs the risks of being outcompeted by Amazon, that’s a clear reduction in the # of jobs available while profitability is maximized. I’d take a worker cooperative grocery store like WinCo or a Co-Op like Mondragon over some shitty capitalist venture that’ll probably fold in a few years.

  • Technology Cures Strikes
    April 17, 2019 at 5:18 am

    Good news you have 5 years left to bitch about putting soup cans on shelves.

  • Dawn
    April 16, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    I’m so sick of you running your mouth when you
    Don’t know what you are talking about. The end

    • Y
      April 16, 2019 at 11:23 pm

      Go to bed.
      – Dusk

  • Give a Lib a Throatslit
    April 16, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Pulled over, walked right up to some porch monkey protesting slut, got right in her face and screamed, “FEAR THE TURTLE, YOU DINDU BITCH!!!!!”

  • Me
    April 16, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Time to get these jerks fired. Show Stop & Shop corporate what their doings.

  • Joe
    April 16, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    These strikers work for a shitty company, Stop and Shop sucks. BUT…After the last strike, it seems like the stores replaced half the checkouts with “self checkout” and now they have robots cleaning the aisles. The strikers dont have much leverage and when they do come back there will be even more automation.

  • WeRFucked
    April 16, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Fuck Unions. I hope S&S goes out of business and they all lose their jobs. It’s a big fucking racket. Forcing your employer to pay you more. Go out and get a higher paying job if you don’t like how much they pay you.

    It’s their loss isn’t it? How will they ever find someone to work as hard as you do Rusty? Show them who’s boss. Quit.

    Asshole. I’ll never shop at S&S because their prices are too high… because… unions.

  • Sammy Gompers
    April 16, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    To date these Workers have lost 3% of their yearly wages. They have to pay higher insurance costs and their pension is being directed towards an IRA ? Join the club. Then we see democrat politicians arriving in Limos for a photo up and a keep up the fight speech ? Those democrat politicians and their Affordable care act are the exact reason your health care costs have gone up. I am not against the workers, but they have been duped into this strike for a democrat agenda. They will fold soon.

  • Cesar Chavez
    April 16, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Fuck the fat French Drunk Ray Bourque. What a piece of shit. Don’t cross the picket line. These people are getting screwed. So it’s inconvenient to go to Market Basket. Have respect for their plight.

  • Ratchets are like cockroaches
    April 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    These minimum wage workers are really just to dumb to see that their union actually does nothing for them. Healthcare still shit, pay same as any market around them literally what is the benefit of the union for you?

    The union treats you idiots like the sheep you are and just keeps collecting dues because they need you and your $$ way more than you need them. But then again you sheep still work for $10/hr so you’re dumb shits anyway. So keep waving your signs like it means dick you morons, you ain’t doctors or nurses, carpenters or anything like that. You can’t even bag properly but yet you want want want.

  • Union yes except when I can save money
    April 16, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    I’ m sure all these picketers only use high priced union electricians, roofers, painters and other contractors for their home improvement needs. I’m also sure they only eat at union restaurants, and go to union mechanics for car repairs and oil changes. These knobs probably never pay a premium and use nothing but non union companies on a daily basis to save $$. Frauds.

    • Nope
      April 17, 2019 at 12:14 am

      Dude, shut the fuck up. How many small companies, particularly ones that service residential customers, do you know of that are unionized?
      Don’t bother with small outfits that sub to big jobs. That’s not what I mean.
      Joe the plumber, Tom the sheetrocker, Bill the electrician, any of them might have a couple of guys working for them but they aren’t big enough to organize.
      Your comparison is total shit and the worst thing about it is you already know your point sucks and is without merit.

  • Y
    April 16, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    It looks like TB pulled the blog regarding the hot chick calling the S&S worker a poor has been pulled/retracted.
    Maybe, the commenters were right and her FB account was hacked…

    • randiguy2006
      Randall Guy
      April 16, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      Are you saying TB posted something without getting al the facts first?

      This is my shocked face.

      • DJ O’touchahan WGOD
        April 16, 2019 at 6:42 pm

        Randy. Are you really. Really lecturing on the meaning of hypocritical when you mistakenly used the name “Al” to possibly (?) refer to “All”. Lemme tell ya something about credibility and spell check and it goes a something like dis…

        A man walks down the street
        He says, Why am I soft in the middle now?
        Why am I soft in the middle?
        When the rest of my life is so hard!
        I need a photo-opportunity
        I want a shot at redemption
        Don’t want to end up a cartoon
        In a cartoon graveyard
        Bonedigger, Bonedigger,
        Dogs in the moonlight
        Far away, my well-lit door
        Mr. Beerbelly, Beerbelly
        Get these mutts away from me!
        You know, I don’t find this stuff amusing anymore
        If you’ll be my bodyguard
        I can be your long lost pal
        I can call you Betty
        And Betty, when you call me
        You can call me “All”

    • Travis Rearick
      Brian Stelter
      April 16, 2019 at 5:18 pm

      I had fun reading the comments section on that post. Thrilling despite possibly not being true, must be what watching CNN is like.

    • Story yanked
      April 16, 2019 at 8:17 pm

      Can we get an explaination why the story was pulled regarding the you lady from Mansfield having a back and fourth with Stop and Shop strikers?

  • Irv, cleanup in aisle 9!
    April 16, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Screw these creeps. Hopefully Ahold Delhaize liquidates every last New England location standing putting them all on unemployment. I’m sure the chain was already on the chopping block long before this thing happened, Stop & Shop is barely one step above Price Chopper in quality these days. Won’t be missed.

  • Christopher Lettiere
    April 16, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Rusty Tarbox sounds like a porno flick.

  • Union facts
    April 16, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Wife was hired by a company 2 years ago and forced to join the union.  Management tracks production.  She is producing over 200 “units” per day.  Quality control is always 99-100% accurate.  She has 8 co-workers.  7 have been there over 10 years.  4 of those over 20 years.  They told her to slow down because she is making them look bad.  None of them produce more than twenty “units” per day and none ever reach 100% accuracy. 

    My wife complains that she is given all the hard work and the other workers are given the easy stuff.  Also, they’re all guaranteed a 3% raise.  My wife is pissed because she knows she would a higher percent if she wasn’t forced to be in the union.  Also, vacation weeks are determined by seniority.  So she never gets to take vacation the week of July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.  Because she doesn’t have seniority. 

    One last thing, according to union rules at her company, if there are layoffs, it goes by seniority.  So whoever has been there the shortest amount of time is let go first.

    My wife regularly says “I should just produce 8 “units” like the veterans.  Why am I even trying to do my best?  And that is is why unions are bad for companies in a nutshell.  A race to the bottom.  Luckily my wife says her pride won’t allow her to become like the rest of her co-workers.  But she comes home dejected and frustrated on a daily basis.

    • Well, No Shit
      April 16, 2019 at 3:57 pm

      Have her read up on the SCOTUS “Janus vs. AFCME Decision.”

      • z
        April 16, 2019 at 6:42 pm

        The major problem with that is threats, intimidation and vandalism for not being in the “Club”. Some people have the ability to say “Go Fuck Yourselves” and show up for work everyday and some don’t want the aggravation. I believe I posted yesterday because of that ruling that AFSME and SEIU lost 12.8 million in payments from non union members because the non union members said “Go Fuck Yourselves”.

      • Chris
        April 17, 2019 at 3:35 pm

        This only applies to public-sector employees (those who work for the taxpayer).

    • Dr. Kildaire
      April 16, 2019 at 4:45 pm

      Your wife needs to maintain her production goals and take a management job…She has nutless supervisors who allow this to happen.

    • Randall Guy Hoffa
      April 16, 2019 at 8:41 pm

      Your wife is a scab dimwit. You do 90%, never 100. Don’t be a fucking heroine. It makes it harder for everyone else. She should be grateful the union negotiates her wages and benefits.
      If she did that at the Local 170, her car would have been rightfully shrink wrapped.

      Fuck Ray Bourque too.

      • WeRFucked
        April 16, 2019 at 9:20 pm

        I can’t imagine why anyone would hate the fucking laziest pieces of shit workers ever, (unionized) can you?

        Don’t do your best. It makes the rest look bad. I wonder why this country sells more foreign vehicles than American made? Oh… unions fucked up the auto trade in this country.

        I wonder why China is going to kick our fucking asses some day? Oh… unions.

        Unions: Make a living wage… or rape the public? I’ll go with rape the public.

    • Tell Your Wife To Shut Up
      April 17, 2019 at 10:31 am

      Your wife sound like a huge cunt and so do you for posting on here crying like a bitch. Does your wife talk when she’s blowing the neighbors too? What units is she producing? Giant black dikdos I would imagine

      • WahhWahhhWahhhhh
        April 17, 2019 at 11:58 am

        Wives are always off limits. Insult the man not the wife.

  • No balls
    April 16, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    I have to disagree with your last comment…. the person who turned me onto TB and told me all about the MSP blogs, is, in fact, a Stop & Shop employee, on strike right now as we speak… let’s not generalize…. I know for a fact, she tells everyone she can to read the blog, she supports you… maybe we could support her efforts as well.

    Teachers are in Unions, UPS drivers are in unions, Nurses are in unions….lots of respectable jobs/professions/careers belong to a union…. including S&S!

    • Rusty Jack
      April 16, 2019 at 4:54 pm

      Unions actually did some good 100 years ago when there were no laws preventing 8 year olds from working 15 hours in mine shafts for $.25 a day. Today there isn’t a single reason left for Unions to still exist except to produce the shittiest work possible at the highest salary possible. Without the Union to bottle feed them 50% would be homeless due to utter incompetence and being totally unemployable on the open market.

      • WeRFucked
        April 16, 2019 at 9:26 pm

        Spoken like a hard working American. We don’t need someone to break our bosses kneecaps with a tire iron any longer.

        You think the S&S union is paying those employees while they’re out of work?
        When the union gets worried about how much money they have in the bank… they’ll tell their members to settle.

      • Dad
        April 17, 2019 at 8:59 am

        ” Today there isn’t a single reason left for Unions to still exist “. Tell that to the families of the 46 coal miners who died a few years back in West Virginia. After management had them disable methane sensors on their cutting machines. Dead from methane poisoning.

      • Chris
        April 17, 2019 at 3:39 pm

        Only 10% of the jobs today are union.

  • Woke Wendy
    April 16, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    I showed up today wearing my pink pussy hat, BLM t-shirt and waving my rainbow flag!!!!!
    I didn’t even know what the protest was about until they asked me if I work at S&S. I told them hell no I’ve never had a job. I just saw the crowd and joined in because I’m bored and I’ll protest anything!!

  • Well, No Shit
    April 16, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    I am SO fucking tired of these union assholes crying about people crossing their picket lines.

    News Flash, Dickheads; No one gives a fuck about YOUR problems. People just want to get what they need and go home, unmolested. You want to picket and make S&S kowtow to your demands? Awesome. Good luck to you. You can, however, fuck all the way off and back again when you try to shame other people for food shopping. Your issues are not ours. Get that.

    This kind of thuggery (coupled with unmitigated greed) is truly why people despise unions. Smarten up, and maybe people will be a little more supportive of your “cause.”

    • wrong
      April 16, 2019 at 4:26 pm

      you are wrong. parking lots are empty. hard working people support hard work people without discrimination of any sorts. corporate greed is everyones problem. you want to support the billionaires, thats your perogative.

      • Well, No Shit
        April 16, 2019 at 4:36 pm

        Exactly. It IS my prerogative, so when I walk by you to go into S&S without giving you shit for picketing, don’t give me any shit for not “respecting” your picket line. It’s a two-way street, pal.

      • Well, No Shit
        April 16, 2019 at 4:41 pm

        Further, you’re saying that the people who this Hoffa wanna-be snapped pics of are not hardworking people? I mean, they didn’t support your picket line, so…

        Construction workers don’t work hard, but the guy who stacks lemons in a pyramid is breaking a fucking sweat? I see.

        1950 called. It wants you back.

      • z
        April 16, 2019 at 6:37 pm

        I support their right to try. Just like I will defend people saying stupid shit. I will not guarantee once the strike is settled I will still be a customer. There’s 1 item S + S carries that no one else does. When I go into S + S it always for that item and “Might as well get this and that while I’m at it.” Don’t piss off the public. Unless S + S is the only store for 20 miles shopping habits can be easily be changed. Because of the strike they are being changed right now. People are saying ALDI, Big Y, WalMart, PriceRite, ShopRite, WegMans, Price Chopper, etc… isn’t so bad. Paraphrashing Well, No Shit, “People just want to buy their shit and go home.” If not at S + S, then somewhere else.

        I started shopping at ALDI as much as possible a couple of months ago. Just to see how much of their stuff was stuff I liked. Well, I like a lot of it. What they don’t have or what I don’t like that they do have I go to another store. That was S + S. We will see when this is all over. I’ve had to adjust to a new pattern of buying. Maybe I stick with that pattern.

  • Cliff Clavin
    April 16, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    I love how on his post he says he had to beg a postal worker to not cross the line, guaranteed everyone of these fucks pays their bills online instead of writing out a check putting a stamp on it and using the USPS.

  • MILFmanJack
    April 16, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    What you stop n shop assholes need to understand is that you are at an education and skill level in which you are completely, 100% expendable. I hope management grows some balls and fires EVERY LAST ONE of you miserable, lazy, worthless motherfucking cocksuckers.

  • murdochpatsymcreynolds
    Old Tom Morris
    April 16, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Glad to see Ray is still driving Mercedes SUVs. They are very safe and have very high crash ratings. So next time he plows into someone when his BAC is 3 times the legal limit, he should come out relatively unscathed.

    • Idiot Fucker
      April 16, 2019 at 3:14 pm

      He crashed into a Chinese lady because they drive like fucking idiots and stop short when there is no reason to stop.

      • soyboy cuckman
        April 16, 2019 at 7:54 pm

        is it true their pussies run horizontal?

  • I, the jury
    April 16, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Typical union scumbaggery. Lazy, dumb, and unskilled people that need the protection the union provides because they can’t handle a merit based system.

  • Ryan l
    April 16, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    I really think you guys are really hypocritical about public shaming people. That’s all this blog is. I love it you guys calling out dirtbags, but I don’t see any difference. Plus Ray Bourque even apologized.

    • randiguy2006
      Randall Guy
      April 16, 2019 at 4:50 pm

      Don’t bother Ryan, no one here knows what hypocritical means.

      Too many syllables.

    • Owen
      April 17, 2019 at 5:32 am

      Ray Bourque apologized so why is TBS attacking him for eating food? Everybody eats food omg, it’s totally hypocritical buying food in the rain like it’s not raining… wtf are the shorts about? Did he run the Boston marathon to? Bourque doesn’t even own a flag he’s from Canada or Iceland nobody points that out either. If he did go in the wheelchair division you know it’s because he’s lazy and gets anonymous payments from a a JohnHandcock.

  • Travis Rearick
    Arthur S Demoulas
    April 16, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    These strikers can come work for me anytime!!!

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