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Community Organizations & Labor Leaders Call on Chairman Mendelson to Renounce “Moratorium”

CONTACT: Ari Schwartz DC Jobs With Justice; ari@dcjwj.org or 202-674-3228 On the eve of a Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress, D.C. Council Chairman shockingly announces refusal to consider further progressive legislation. Washington, D.C. – Community organizations and labor unions applaud the news that the Universal Paid Leave Act will move to a vote in the […]

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New Contracts Ratified With Safeway & Giant

Local 400 members working at Safeway and Giant stores throughout the region voted to ratify new union contracts today. We didn’t get everything we wanted, but both contracts include several key improvements over our previous collective bargaining agreements, including: Higher starting pay More frequent wage progression increases Wage progression increases by months of service, instead […]

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Stronger Together: Giant Reaches Tentative Agreement

Stronger Together: Giant Reaches Tentative Agreement

Be There to Vote November 16 We are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with Giant that we’re prepared to recommend for ratification. We reached a similar tentative agreement with Safeway last week, and we’re eager to present both proposals to you at our contract meeting on Wednesday, November 16. As […]

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Lipton Suffolk 2017 Benefits Update

Lipton Suffolk 2017 Benefits Update

Unilever Health & Welfare Plan for Hourly Employees in Suffolk, VA Unilever and UFCW Local 400 have begun the collective bargaining discussions required following the vote to unionize on 08/26/2016.  While no contract is in place between Unilever and UFCW Local 400, both parties recognized the necessity of acting now on health care for 2017 […]

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Strike Preparations Begin at Giant

Strike Preparations Begin at Giant

Tentative Agreement Reached with Safeway, But Giant Refuses to Budge We have reached a tentative agreement with Safeway that we are prepared to recommend for ratification at our contract meeting on November 16. After more than a month of negotiations, after extending our current union contract, and with the holiday season rapidly approaching, Giant continues […]

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Contract Negotiations with Lipton Progressing

Meetings Scheduled Through December Our first few meetings with Lipton representatives have gone very well. We are making progress and we have setup dates to continue negotiations through early December. Our talks have focused on “non-economic” parts of the contract, such as disciplinary and grievance procedures. As we move forward, we’ll exchange proposals on wages, […]

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November 16: Giant & Safeway Union Contract Meetings

November 16: Giant & Safeway Union Contract Meetings

No Deal Reached Yet, Negotiations Continue On November 16, we will hold meetings for all Giant and Safeway union members at the D.C. Armory in Washington. As a member of Local 400, it is critical that you make every effort to attend this meeting. Request time off now – you can’t be denied time off […]

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Progress Remains Slow

Progress Remains Slow

Contract Extended – All Current Benefits & Protections Still Apply Contract Negotiations Update #5 Today we agreed to extend our current collective bargaining agreements with both Giant and Safeway on a day-to-day basis. This means that all of the benefits and protections of our current agreements remain in effect as we continue bargaining. We can […]

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Union Leader: Fall 2016

Union Leader: Fall 2016

On the Cover: Stronger Together: Members Unite for Giant/Safeway Bargaining High Stakes in November Elections 2016 Elections Guide Local 400 ACTS! Profiles of Four Members Making a Difference Lipton Workers Vote Union Yes! Local 400 Members Save Their Stores  

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