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December 7: Contract Meetings for Bethesda Co-op & Trio Healthcare

December 7: Contract Meetings for Bethesda Co-op & Trio Healthcare

On Thursday, December 7, Local 400 will be hosting contract meetings for members working at Bethesda Co-op in Cabin John, Md. and two Trio Healthcare facilities, Elizabeth Adam Crump and Elizabeth House in Glen Allen, Va. As a Local 400 union member, you have the opportunity to get answers to your questions and vote on […]

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Local 400 Endorses Donna Edwards for Prince George’s County Executive

Local 400 joins three other local labor unions to endorse former Congresswoman Today, a coalition of four labor unions jointly announced their endorsement of former Congresswoman Donna Edwards for Prince George’s County Executive, including UFCW Local 400, UNITE HERE Local 25, LIUNA Mid-Atlantic, and UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO. Together, the organizations represent more than 10,000 […]

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UFCW Focuses on Worker Safety & Immigration in Meatpacking Industry

  For Local 400 representative Misty Wrenn, it was an eye-opening, powerful experience. Having once worked for five years at the Smithfield pork plant in Smithfield, Va., Misty knew first-hand how tough conditions could be inside the facilities where animals are slaughtered, and meat is cut, processed and packaged. But what she heard from her […]

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How Increasing Poultry Line Speeds Could Make Chicken Unsafe to Eat

Oxfam estimates that each person eats 89 pounds of chicken a year – which means as a country, we’re eating close to 9 billion birds per year. It’s a major, multi-billion dollar industry that supplies us with chicken nuggets, wings, and the foundation for so many of our favorite, home-cooked meals. It’s easy to cook, it’s affordable, […]

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Kroger Shop Steward Wins $250 in Back Pay for Coworker

Kroger Shop Steward Wins $250 in Back Pay for Coworker

For years now, Kristy Vance has seen managers, management trainees and loss prevention staff stocking shelves at her store, Kroger #402 in Blacksburg, Va. This not only violates the Kroger-Roanoke contract, which specifies that only bargaining unit members can stock shelves, but it also reduces the number of hours Local 400 members are scheduled to […]

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Montgomery County Passes $15 Minimum Wage

Today, at a ceremony in Rockville, county council members signed legislation to increase the minimum wage to $15 in Montgomery County, Maryland. The council unanimously passed legislation last week to raise the wage to $15 per hour for businesses employing 51 or more workers by 2021, for businesses employing 11-50 employees by 2023, and for […]

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Special Labor Night Performance of The Pajama Game

Update: Tickets are still available to the December 13 Labor Night at “The Pajama Game” at Arena Stage. Contact Isaac Evans directly at 202-600-4155 or email ievans@arenastage.org. They’re slightly more — $55 each — but you’ll still be in the labor group — now over 100! — and eligible to stay after the show for the […]

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Exclusive Union Discounts to Six Flags Holiday In The Park

As a member of UFCW Local 400, you can enjoy special discount tickets to the second annual Six Flags Holiday In The Park, November 18 – January 1. To unlock your savings, visit sixflags.com/america and enter the promo code SNOW1 when you purchase your tickets. For more information, call 301-867-0272 or visit sixflags.com/America

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