WESTBURY, N.Y. — Union workers at King Kullen and Stop & Shop stores in New York have agreed to a second extension of its current contract terms as negotiations with employers on a new deal continue.

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 here said implementing legal requirements of the Affordable Care Act while minimizing its effects on members continue to be a primary focus of talks. Workers and employers have agreed to extend current terms through Nov. 2.


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An earlier two-week extension was to have expired Saturday.

“Our union negotiators felt it was important to sign another extension so we may continue to remain patient while thoroughly reviewing every option and every issue the ACA has created,” the union said in a memo to members. “Our committee is doing everything we can to resolve the difficult issues and cost increases created by this new federal law.”

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