METHUEN, Mass. — Workers at a Shaw’s distribution center here went on strike Monday after negotiations on a new contract broke down, according to the union, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 791. “It was clear from the beginning of negotiations that the company intended to force the workers at that facility to accept a contract with substandard wages and benefits,” said Russell F. Regan, president of the local, in a statement on the local’s website. Workers voted 228 to 8 in favor ...

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