Not-so-happy holidays for hundreds of grocery workers

MASSAPEQUA - New York's largest grocery workers' union says it is protesting the decision of some major supermarkets to stay open on Christmas Day. Hundreds of workers at Pathmark and A&P grocery stores have to report to work on the holiday. The grocery workers' union penned a letter to supermarket executives that says, "Asking our members to work on Christmas Day shows a stunning lack of compassion and is another example of this 'War on Christmas' we seem to read about ... even the Grinch would be shocked by A&P/Pathmark's decision, and would question if they had any heart at all." Some Long Islanders say it's unfair to make employees come in on Christmas. Others say there are some who probably need the money and are happy to pick up the hours.

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