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Local 400 Board of Directors Passes Resolution Condemning White Supremacy

Today, the board of directors of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 passed an official resolution condemning white supremacy and the violent actions of bigots in Charlottesville, Va. last weekend. “Now is a time to make it clear what we stand for,” said UFCW Local 400 President Mark Federici. “Unity and solidarity are core […]

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Congratulations to ABC Drawing Winner, Ashley Owens

Local 400 member Ashley Owens from Safeway #4205 in Washington, DC is the most recent winner of our Active Ballot Club drawing! Congratulations, Ashley! All across the country, corporations and the ultra-wealthy are funneling unprecedented amounts of money into our political system. Their goal is to create an unbalanced and unfair economy where wages are as low […]

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UFCW Celebrates 38 Years of Standing Up for Workers

Happy Birthday UFCW! The United Food and Commercial Workers union was formed on August 8, 1979, when the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workers of North America officially merged with the Retail Clerks International Union. The newly merged union became the UFCW. While the history of the UFCW begins in 1979, the history of the […]

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Lipton Shop Stewards Wanted

Apply by Friday, August 11, 2017 Being a shop steward means stepping up to play a key role in building our union. While not always an easy job, the role of a steward can be deeply rewarding—and something to be proud of. The shop steward is a key “link” in our union. As a steward, […]

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Save the Date! Kroger West Virginia Contract Meetings

What do you want in your next Kroger contract? Join us for an upcoming union contract meeting to help us to shape our strategy and prioritize our goals for contract negotiations. Your input will help us put together proposals well in advance of the actual contract negotiations, and it will help us fight hardest for […]

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Free College Benefit for UFCW Members and Families

Earn a Degree for Free! The UFCW Free College Benefit Plan Opens Doors of Opportunity for Members Every day, we are working hard to provide you—and every single one of our members—with real and powerful benefits that can help you achieve the better life you have earned and deserve.  One valuable example of this is […]

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Kroger Shop Steward Wins Promotions, Raises for 10 Members

If you work at a Kroger store in the Roanoke region, you know courtesy clerks have a tough job to do.  They are the lowest paid employees in the store and have little to no opportunity for advancement. Kroger justifies this practice by saying courtesy clerks are only responsible for a limited set of duties […]

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Local 400 Offices Closed Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Shop Stewards Save Members from Dust Exposure

Banks Stamps, Jr., has worked at DanChem Technologies in Danville, Va., for 42 years, and he became a shop steward in 2004 after a 10-month-long strike. One of his top priorities ever since has been to build a worker-run safety program to better protect members’ health. Recently, Banks and two fellow shop stewards, Mike Barker […]

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