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Lipton Contract Negotiations Moving Forward Steadily

Contract Negotiations Update #4 Hello all! We were back at bargaining this week. After three more days of negotiations, we are excited to say we are still making progress. We know it seems like things have been slow-moving, but we want to make sure that we leave nothing on the table. And, as we know, […]

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Local 400 Members Speak Out on Capitol Hill

Local 400 Members Descend on Capitol to Urge Opposition to “Right to Work,” Immigration Raids, Trumpcare Sometimes it seems like members of congress don’t listen to us. They don’t seem to understand the needs of ordinary, hardworking men and women who just want a better life. All too often, it appears that they’re too busy […]

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May 11 & 16: Shoppers Contract Meetings

What do you want in your next union contract? In the coming weeks, a team of your coworkers at Shoppers and Local 400 staff will begin negotiating our next union contract with Shoppers Food & Pharmacy. But first we need to hear from you! Join us for an upcoming union contract meeting to help us […]

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Member Spotlight: John Ruiz Is a Force for Solidarity

John Ruiz believes in solidarity with every fiber of his being. During our recent contract negotiations with Safeway and Giant, Safeway workers reached a tentative agreement, but Giant workers faced a looming strike vote. John took action immediately to show he and his co-workers at Safeway would stand in solidarity with their fellow union members […]

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Lipton Contract Negotiations Proceeding Well

Contract Negotiations Update #3 Mark Your Calendars: Lipton Union Membership Meetings April 25 & 26 After another two days of negotiations with Lipton this week, we are all in high spirits. We still have a few remaining issues to work out, but we have made significant progress on a number of fronts. We are excited […]

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Union-Made Shopping Essentials For St. Patrick’s Day

What’s better than finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow this St. Patrick’s Day? Having a full list of union-made brews right at your fingertips, of course! Americans will spend $250 million on beer alone on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you favor a night out with friends or a quiet meal […]

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Anita Anderson: Organizing for a Better Life

Anita Anderson: Organizing for a Better Life

For Anita Anderson, working as an operator/trainer at the Lipton Tea factory in Suffolk, Va., could not have been more stressful. For two full years, she and her co-workers were forced to put in 12-hour shifts for 13 consecutive days before they could get a single day off. “We were off only two days out […]

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Congratulations to ABC Drawing Winner, Tracey Anne Goroza

Local 400 member Tracey Anne Goroza from Safeway #1300 in McLean, Va. is the most recent winner of our Active Ballot Club drawing! Congratulations, Tracey! 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 […]

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New Law Guarantees Eight Weeks of Paid Leave for New Parents in D.C.

Starting in 2020, D.C. workers can take up to two weeks of paid sick leave, six weeks paid time off to care for sick loved ones and eight weeks of paid time off for new parents In a landmark victory for workers in the nation’s capital, the District of Columbia has enacted universal paid leave […]

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