Contracts for five unions representing 40,000 Stop & Shop workers across New England are set to expire on Saturday, reports Supermarket News.
Those contracts cover workers at the Stop & Shop supermarket at 450 Paradise Road, the Swampscott Mall.
And, we are told, that a number of Swampscott residents work at the local store.
The unions - United Food and Commercial Workers Locals 328, 371, 919, 1445 and 1459 - have a meeting set with company officials on Sunday, Supermarket news reports.
If the unions strike, Stop & Shop has hired temporary workers, reports the Boston Business Journal.
Supermarket News reports that negotiations have centered on healthcare coverage for part-time workers.