The Stop & Shop workers\u2019 strike enters its sixth day Tuesday, April 16, with both sides still unable to agree on a new contract \u2014 negotiations were to continue Tuesday morning.\u00a0 \u201cWhile talks continued with the company Monday through the federal mediator, Stop & Shop is still demanding major concessions that could severely impact your ability to provide for yourselves and your families,\u201d United Food and Commercial Workers Local 919 said in a statement.\u00a0 \u201cWe know the company is selectively releasing information to the public about what they have proposed,\u201d the union statement continued.\u201cThey are only telling part of the story. The concessions they want would affect members in different ways and we will leave no member behind. We reaffirmed to the company that our members are strong and will continue standing together, rain or shine, until the company does the right thing.\u201d\u00a0 Throughout the strike, several state and area politicians have\u00a0vocally backed\u00a0the union\u2019s decision, some even showing up to offer\u00a0support to those walking the picket lines. The latest show of support comes from the Shelton Democratic Town Committee, which approved a resolution, at its meeting Monday, April 15, to that effect.\u00a0 The\u00a0resolution,\u00a0proposed by\u00a0DTC member\u00a0Kevin Kosty, notes that\u00a0Stop & Shop Markets have been working without a contract in Connecticut since February,\u00a0and\u00a0the\u00a0company\u00a0had more than\u00a0$2 billion in profits last year\u00a0as well as\u00a0a $225 million tax cut and spent $880 million in increased dividend payments to shareholders while\u00a0\u201cstill asking workers for tens of millions in wage and benefit cuts to current and future employees while citing\u00a0\u2018difficult market conditions.\u2019 "The Shelton Democratic Party supports the employees of Stop & Shop Markets in their strike for fair compensation for an honest day\u2019s work,\u201d states the DTC resolution, \u201cadvises all Shelton residents not to cross the picket line to shop, and urges Stop & Shop and its parent company, Ahold Delhaize, to negotiate a new contract and bargain honestly with its employees and their union representatives,\u201d\u00a0 Stop & Shop posted on\u00a0its web site\u00a0late Monday, \u201cStop & Shop recognizes the valuable role our associates play in creating a great experience for you, our customers. They are a part of your lives, a part of our community, and key to our success. That\u2019s why it is so important to us to provide a fair contract to our employees who are members of the UFCW unions currently on strike.\u00a0 \u201cWe are committed to resolving our labor negotiations as quickly as possible so that our employees can return to their jobs and we can get back to serving you and the community.\u201d\u00a0 The company also posted a\u00a0\u201cStrike Fact Sheet\u201d and\u00a0\u201cFrequently Asked Questions.\u201d\u00a0 Stop & Shop resumed negotiations Monday with five local union affiliates of the United Food & Commercial Workers, including UFCW Local 371, which has its head office on the Post Road in Westport. The strike extends to stores throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with markets\u00a0operating on skeleton staffs\u00a0comprised of managers brought in from other locations and temporary workers.\u00a0 Read reporter Alexander Soule\u2019s story on\u00a0how perishable foods are at risk as Stop & Shop strike persists.\u00a0 Also read Columnist Dan Haar\u2019s story on\u00a0Stop & Shop strikers tell of fighting for better lives\u00a0 Brian Gioiele contributed to this article.