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Shoppers Negotiations Progressing Slowly

Contract Negotiations Update #6 Federal Mediator Called In We spent the last week in talks with Supervalu representatives, but negotiations over our next contract at Shoppers continue to progress slowly. To help move things along, we called in a federal mediator. The mediator does not have the authority to order a settlement or contract terms, […]

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Labor, Community Groups Host Meet & Greet with Former Congresswoman Donna Edwards

Labor, Community Groups Host Meet & Greet with Former Congresswoman Donna Edwards

On Wednesday morning, former Congresswoman Donna Edwards shared reflections on our country’s current political atmosphere and her vision of the future of her community with a crowd of labor leaders, local politicians and interested residents of Prince George’s County. The event was hosted by UFCW Local 400, along with UNITE HERE Local 25, CASA in […]

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“Sign-Up” Queen Retires

Laurette Ford Organized Tenaciously Laurette Ford is a force of nature. For more than a decade as a Local 400 shop steward, she made it her mission to build her union by signing up as many new members as humanly possible. And she succeeded brilliantly. On June 30, Laurette retired from Giant after 29 years […]

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Lipton Update: Tentative Agreement Reached!

CORRECTION: Contract Ratification Vote July 24* Contract Negotiations Update #8 On August 26, 2016 we took a leap of faith together and decided that it was time to have a union. We joined the campaign at different times and for different reasons but our collective goal has always been the same: building a better Lipton, […]

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Shoppers Contract Extended, Negotiations to Continue July 17

Contract Negotiations Update #5 We have agreed to extend our current collective bargaining agreement through August 31, 2017. This means that all of the terms and conditions of the current contract remain in full effect until that date. As part of this extension, Shoppers has agreed that when we ratify our new agreement, any wage […]

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Minimum Wage Increased July 1 Thanks to Local 400 Political Action

Over the weekend, thousands of workers in DC and Maryland received a much deserved wage increase as the result of a long battle led by UFCW Local 400 and other advocates as part of the Fight for $15. The statewide minimum wage in Maryland went up 50 cents to $9.25 on July 1. In DC, […]

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United for a Fair Contract at Shoppers

Contract Negotiations Update #4 We spent this week in negotiations with Supervalu on our next union contract at Shoppers. Progress has been slow, but as always, we would rather slowly get it right than quickly get it wrong. When we were not in contract talks with Supervalu, we were in the stores to hear from […]

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Local 400 Members Ratify New Contract at Peapod

Local 400 members working at Peapod, the grocery home delivery service from Giant Food, unanimously ratified a new union contract last night. The new collective bargaining agreement increases wages and holiday pay and improves working conditions for more than 200 members of Local 400 working at the facility in Hanover, Md. The four-year contract is […]

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Lipton Contract Negotiations Continue July 10-11

Contract Negotiations Update #7 After several long days of talks, we’ve wrapped up with Lipton contract negotiations for the week. We’re back at it July 10-11. Never Miss An Update: Sign Up for Text Alerts As we negotiate our first union contract with Lipton, we’re committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. By […]

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