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Kroger Associates Plan Noon Rally to Call for $15 Minimum Wage

PRESS ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 29, 2016 CONTACT Jonathan Williams, UFCW Local 400, 301-577-5836, jwilliams@local400.org In just ten days, more than 1,000 Kroger employees sign petition supporting $15 minimum wage 100+ expected to attend rally to deliver signatures to store managers today at noon WHAT: At noon today, more than 100 Kroger workers […]

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Justice Delayed Once Again for Immigrant Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2016 CONTACT: Casey Hoag, choag@ufcw.og 202-728-1832 SCOTUS Ruling on DACA and DAPA: Justice Delayed Once Again for Immigrant Workers Court ruling on anti-immigrant lawsuit points to the need for comprehensive immigration reform, says Union President As the Supreme Court suspends President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, the United Food and […]

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District of Columbia Set to Enact $15 Minimum Wage

Nation’s capital will join Seattle and San Francisco to become third major city to enact $15 minimum wage On Tuesday, July 21, the District of Columbia City Council passed historic legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour in a major victory for the “Fight For $15” movement. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has pledged to sign […]

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Rick Howell, a nine-year Kroger associate from Roanoke and member of the 2016 contract bargaining team, addresses his fellow UFCW members at a recent contract vote in May.

Member Spotlight: Rick Howell, Union Through And Through

When Rick Howell started working at Kroger nine years ago, no one had to tell him why he should join Local 400. Rick’s father worked at Rubatex in Bedford, Va., where he was a proud member of the United Rubber Workers (now part of the United Steelworkers). “He took me to union meetings when I […]

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Evan Baldacci, from Kroger 375 in Roanoke, VA, showing off his prize after winning the monthly Active Ballot Club drawing.

Lucky Member Wins Active Ballot Club Drawing

All across the country, corporations and the ultra-wealthy are funneling unprecedented amounts of money into our political system. Their goal is to create an unbalanced and unfair economy where wages are as low as possible and profits replace respect for the workers that created them. The UFCW Active Ballot Club (ABC) seeks to level the playing field. By […]

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New Contract Ratified, But We Must Keep Fighting

Bargaining Update #10 This week, we voted to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with Kroger. The new contract takes effect immediately and extends for the next four years, through June 6, 2020. By standing united, we won several improvements over our last contract: Higher starting pay Raises for department heads Raises for full-time and […]

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Our Union – Our Contract – Our Vote on June 8th

Bargaining Update #10 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 Berglund Center/Roanoke Civic Center 710 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. | Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. *** Please note the new location *** We know there are a lot of questions about what is in the new offer from Kroger that we are recommending […]

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Standing Strong Got Us A Better Deal

Bargaining Update #9 Last week, we stood strong together and voted unanimously to reject Kroger’s proposal and authorize a strike. We made it clear that we demand better raises, more personal holidays, and better for our retirees. We brought Kroger back to the bargaining table. Thanks to all of us sticking together as a union, we […]

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UPDATE: Strike Authorization Passes, Negotiations With Kroger Resume May 23

Bargaining Update #8 Updated 1:00 p.m., May 18, 2016 On Wednesday, May 18, at our mass meeting in Salem, our members voted unanimously to reject Kroger’s “last best offer” and authorize a strike at 41 stores in the region. Kroger’s latest proposal would have provided only slight wage increases and no paid sick days for store […]

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