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Eight Local Giant Stores Will Not Be Sold Preserving Hundreds of Good Jobs in the Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 14, 2016 CONTACT Michael Wilson, UFCW Local 400, mwilson@local400.org, 202-255-7974   Eight Local Giant Stores Will Not Be Sold Preserving Hundreds of Good Jobs in the Region After months of uncertainty and a fight that united Giant employees, customers, and community leaders, to preserve good jobs and shopping options, Giant […]

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VICTORY! Our Stores Are Saved!

VICTORY! Our Stores Are Saved!

Giant has agreed to do the right thing and NOT SELL ANY of our Giant stores! The marches, rallies, press conferences, and meetings have paid off! All 8 of the stores (6 in Virginia and 2 in Maryland) that had been proposed for sale will remain Giant, pending Federal Trade Commission approval which is expected […]

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Mark Your Calendars: FELRA Member Mobilization Meetings Scheduled

Mark Your Calendars: FELRA Member Mobilization Meetings Scheduled

What do you want in your next union contract? Local 400 has scheduled special meetings for all Safeway and Giant Food members to provide an opportunity to actively participate in issues concerning our upcoming contract negotiations. Please plan to attend any one of these contract meetings.  All meetings will run from 6pm to 8pm. You […]

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Chip In To Help a Local 400 Family Devastated by Flooding

Violent flooding has devastated thousands of households in West Virginia. Pitch in today to help a Local 400 family who has lost everything. Imagine losing your home, your car – even your loved ones – after a typical summer rain storm quickly turned into a devastating flood. Imagine clinging to your children for hours while you […]

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Kroger Associates Plan Noon Rally to Call for $15 Minimum Wage

PRESS ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 29, 2016 CONTACT Jonathan Williams, UFCW Local 400, 301-577-5836, jwilliams@local400.org In just ten days, more than 1,000 Kroger employees sign petition supporting $15 minimum wage 100+ expected to attend rally to deliver signatures to store managers today at noon WHAT: At noon today, more than 100 Kroger workers […]

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Justice Delayed Once Again for Immigrant Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2016 CONTACT: Casey Hoag, choag@ufcw.og 202-728-1832 SCOTUS Ruling on DACA and DAPA: Justice Delayed Once Again for Immigrant Workers Court ruling on anti-immigrant lawsuit points to the need for comprehensive immigration reform, says Union President As the Supreme Court suspends President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, the United Food and […]

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District of Columbia Set to Enact $15 Minimum Wage

Nation’s capital will join Seattle and San Francisco to become third major city to enact $15 minimum wage On Tuesday, July 21, the District of Columbia City Council passed historic legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour in a major victory for the “Fight For $15” movement. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has pledged to sign […]

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Rick Howell, a nine-year Kroger associate from Roanoke and member of the 2016 contract bargaining team, addresses his fellow UFCW members at a recent contract vote in May.

Member Spotlight: Rick Howell, Union Through And Through

When Rick Howell started working at Kroger nine years ago, no one had to tell him why he should join Local 400. Rick’s father worked at Rubatex in Bedford, Va., where he was a proud member of the United Rubber Workers (now part of the United Steelworkers). “He took me to union meetings when I […]

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Evan Baldacci, from Kroger 375 in Roanoke, VA, showing off his prize after winning the monthly Active Ballot Club drawing.

Lucky Member Wins Active Ballot Club Drawing

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 as possible and profits replace respect for the workers that created them. The UFCW Active Ballot Club (ABC) seeks to level the playing field. By […]

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