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Peapod Stocker Awarded Back Pay After Being Unjustly Disciplined

Marcia Williams’ husband calls her every day during her 30-minute break, just to check in and see how her day is going. “Because he loves me,” she says. Marcia has worked as a stocker for Peapod for almost three years and according to shop rules, she’s allowed to have her phone with her on the […]

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Aug 18: “Labor Day” at Appalachian Power Park

Free Game Tickets for Union Members & Their Families! Join us for “Labor Day” at Appalachian Power Park on Saturday, August 18. Free game tickets are available for union members and their families (four tickets per family). 2:00 p.m. Tailgate Charleston Building & Construction Trades 600 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, WV 25301 5:00 p.m. Gates Open 6:00 […]

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Kroger Agrees to Allow Employees to Transfer to New Store

We are pleased to announce that Kroger has agreed to allow all interested associates at store #536 in Norfolk to transfer to the former Farm Fresh across the street if and when it reopens as a Kroger store. If you refused to be silent, if you signed a petition, if wrote a letter, if you […]

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Local 400 Member Helps Organize Union At His Second Job

Two years ago, Darius Smith, a courtesy clerk at Giant #347 in Kettering, Md., was looking for a new job. He was feeling underappreciated, and he often found himself doing tasks that were not in his job description. He thought maybe he had simply gone as far as he could with Giant Food. But when […]

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Kroger Shop Steward Awarded Back Pay After Unjust Firing

As the saying goes,“with a union contract, your boss can’t fire you without just cause. But without a union, your boss can fire you just ’cause.” Over 39 hardworking years at Kroger, Judy Cook had a perfect performance record. She received glowing reviews, was never written up, was never late and hadn’t even taken a sick […]

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Apply for the 2019 Union Plus Scholarship Program

As a UFCW member, you and your family are eligible for an exclusive scholarship through the Union Plus Scholarship Program! The scholarship amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2018. Students may re-apply each year. Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.2 […]

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Minimal Progress in Kaiser Contract Negotiations June 25-26

  The following bargaining update is from the Alliance of Health Care Unions negotiating a new nationwide contract with Kaiser Permanente: Orange County, June 26 – In the first of two jam-packed days of bargaining, union negotiators initially made some progress addressing labor and management interests. But by the second day, negotiators had to contend […]

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Most Candidates Backed by Local 400 Win Maryland Primary Elections

Jealous Receives Nomination for Governor Elrich Narrowly Leads Montgomery Executive Race Candidates backed by Local 400 won more than they lost in the 2018 Maryland primaries, with a huge victory in the nomination of former NAACP President Ben Jealous for governor. Jealous (D) will face off against incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan (R) in the November […]

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Maryland Elections: Local 400 Recommends These Candidates

Tuesday, June 26 is election day in Maryland. Make a plan to vote! As your union, we have endorsed the following list of candidates because of their track record of fighting for economic and social justice. They have committed to passing a $15 minimum wage and supporting efforts to improve the quality of life for […]

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