Shop Union for the Holidays

A seven-year Local 400 member, Tsiegereda Yimer works in Shiseido Cosmetics at Macy’s in Bethesda, Md. She suggests that holiday shoppers consider gift sets or the wide array of skin treatments and make-up that she sells. Members should patronize union stores because, “When we have a union, we have confidence,” she said. “The union supports our concerns and our rights. We have someone to listen to us.”

A Local 400 member for many years, Tsiegereda Yimer works in Shiseido Cosmetics at Macy’s in Bethesda, Md. She suggests that holiday shoppers consider gift sets or the wide array of skin treatments and make-up that she sells. Members should patronize union stores because, “When we have a union, we have confidence,” she said. “The union supports our concerns and our rights. We have someone to listen to us.”

The holiday season is a time for giving. But each purchase you make can generate twice the gift when you shop at stores employing our Local 400 brothers and sisters.

First, of course, the gift will go to a loved one or friend. Second, the gift will support our fellow members and strengthen our union. Because the more members who buy union, the more our employers grow and the more likely they are to hire more workers, expand hours, and agree to contracts improving your wages and benefits.

“Shopping union is simply the right thing to do, during the holidays and throughout the year,” said Local 400 President Mark P. Federici. “It’s good for your bottom line, because it enables you to buy quality products at affordable prices while receiving the best service anywhere in the world. But it’s also good for our collective bottom lines. After all, the more business union retailers receive, the stronger our union will be and the better collective bargaining agreements we’ll be able to negotiate.

“Equally important, the more union employers expand, the more the middle class will start growing again and the more our economic standing will rise,” Federici said. “It’s the ultimate win-win solution.”

Local 400 members work at many stores capable of fulfilling your holiday needs with outstanding service at affordable prices, giving you the full range of gift options. Our retail employers include:

For holiday gifts of every kind:

Macy’s Department Stores in Washington, D.C. (Metro Center), Bethesda (Montgomery Mall), Bowie (Bowie Town Center), Gaithersburg (Lakeforest Mall), Hyattsville (The Mall at Prince Georges), Marlow Heights (Marlow Heights Shopping Center), Waldorf (Charles Towne Center) and Wheaton, Md (Westfield Wheaton)

Bloomingdale’s Department Store in Chevy Chase, Md.

For high-quality, name-brand clothing and other gift items:

Brooks Brothers in Washington, D.C.

For holiday food—whether it’s catered parties, pre-prepared dishes or ingredients for home-cooked feasts:

Giant in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Kroger in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Safeway in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Shoppers Food & Pharmacy in Maryland and Virginia

Bestway Supermercado in Falls Church, Va.

Bestway Super Mundo Latino in Silver Spring Md.

Bethesda Co-op in Bethesda, Md.

When at the supermarket, look for Tyson’s Chicken and Boar’s Head meat products. In addition, you can order your groceries online at Peapod.com and have them delivered right to your home.

Where you spend your money matters. By shopping at any of these stores, you’ll be getting great value for your dollar while also lifting up your fellow Local 400 members.