Tentative Agreement Reached with Giant, Safeway
Vote to be Held on December 17
Local 400 has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with Giant and Safeway covering 17,000 workers. Members will vote on whether to ratify this agreement on December 17.
The previous contract expired on October 31 and has been extended twice. If approved, the new collective bargaining agreement will take effect immediately.
“The tremendous solidarity and dedication of our members was absolutely essential in reaching this tentative agreement,” said Local 400 President Mark P. Federici. “Our employers recognized that their workers were ready to do whatever it takes to achieve a fair contract and that they had the support of the community. This is what made it possible to overcome the enormous hurdles before us at the bargaining table.
“I urge all of our Giant and Safeway members to come to the ratification meetings, learn about the tentative agreement, and then vote their best interests,” Federici said.
** The meeting for Giant members will take place on Tuesday, December 17th at 8:00 a.m. at the D.C. Armory.
** The meeting for Safeway members will take place on on Tuesday, December 17th at 2:00 p.m. at the D.C. Armory.