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22-Year Kroger Member Triumphs Over Adversity

To say that Margie Landers has never had it easy is an understatement. Twenty-two years ago, she was living in a homeless shelter in Amadaville, W.Va. and she was determined to make it on her own. During the year she lived in the shelter, she took GED classes, and classes in accounting and bookkeeping. She […]

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UFCW Local 400 Endorses Sydney Harrison for Prince George’s County Council

United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 400 has endorsed Sydney Harrison for Prince George’s County Council representing District 9. President Mark Federici issued the following statement regarding the endorsement: “Syndney Harrison shares our commitment to raising the minimum wage to $15 for all hard-working families in Prince George’s County. We are proud to lend […]

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Shop Steward Opens Her Home to Struggling Coworkers

It was in the Winter of 2013. The weather was brutally cold and snow was on the ground. A young woman working in the salad bar at Giant #123 in Temple Hills, Md., had fallen on hard times and lost her home. Fortunately, her shop steward was Bernadette Hopkins-Christian. “I walked up to her,” Bernadette […]

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Headquarters Closed for Maintenance October 13, 2018

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 6:00 p.m., the power at our headquarters will be shut down for mandatory preventative maintenance. Our phone lines and email will be down during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. Our office will reopen as usual at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 15, 2018.

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Marc Elrich for Montgomery County Executive

After years of leading many fights for working families—including passage of a $15/hour minimum wage—Montgomery County Councilman Marc Elrich more than earned Local 400’s enthusiastic recommendation in his campaign for Montgomery County Executive. Local 400’s support in the June 26th primary helped Elrich win a narrow victory over a wealthy opponent who spent $5.4 million. Normally, […]

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West Virginia 2018 Voter Guide

  West Virginia’s general election is on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. We must vote to change our current legislative leadership’s war on working families which has stifled workers’ voices, lowered wages, and made workplaces less safe. It is vital that you vote in the election Tuesday,November 6, 2018. Your vote is a personal decision. As your union, it […]

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Why We Support Ben Jealous for Governor of Maryland

Local 400 Strongly Recommends Progressive Champion Local 400 members living in Maryland would benefit greatly if they help elect Ben Jealous (D) their next governor, because he will fight for a $15 minimum wage, debt-free college tuition, bottom-up economic growth, universal health coverage, and a host of other pro-worker policies. By contrast, Gov. Larry Hogan […]

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Kroger Shop Steward Retires After 42 Years

Fought for Fair Treatment, Served on Four Bargaining Committees Over the course of 42 years working for Kroger—40 as a shop steward—Ray Jones saw a massive amount of change. But every step of the way, through good times and bad, there was always one constant—he made sure management treated his sisters and brothers fairly. “Back […]

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Union Member Discounts to Six Flags Fright Fest

As a member of UFCW Local 400, you can enjoy special discount tickets to Six Flags Fright Fest (Saturdays & Sundays: Sept. 22 – Oct. 28 + Fridays: Oct. 19 & 26). To unlock your savings, visit sixflags.com/partnerlogin and enter the username UFCWL400 and password Sixflags1 (case sensitive).

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