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Union Leader Spring 2016

On the Cover: Kroger Roanoke Members Mobilize for Bargaining Presidential Campaign Not a Reality TV Show “Right To Work” Rammed Through in W.Va. Va. Member Fight “Right To Work” Amendment “Just Hours” Bill Before D.C. City Council Local 400 Leads Paid Sick Leave Fight in Md.

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New England Stop & Shop Workers Ratify New Contract

Original post by UFCW International On April 20, the hard-working men and women of Stop & Shop in New England ratified a new contract with their employer by an overwhelming majority. The contract covers 35,000 union members represented by UFCW Locals 328, 371, 919, 1445 and 1459. The new contracts secure wage increases for all […]

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Our Best Wishes to Loyd Baker, Dedicated Union Representative

After 15 years with Local 400, and 20 years with UFCW, longtime union representative Loyd Baker retired last week. He spent his last day doing exactly what he’s done so well for all these years – supporting our members. Loyd spent the day on the picket line with CWA members on strike at Verizon before […]

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MAY 11: #SaveMyStore Rally & March to Giant Food HQ

Eight Giant Food grocery stores in the region are slated for potential sale as the result of a merger between Ahold and Delhaize, the European-based parent companies of Giant Food and Food Lion. Hundreds of jobs and the future of our community is at stake. We can’t let a corporate merger in Europe take away […]

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Giant Employees Announce Series of “Save My Store” Town Halls in Response to Possible Sale of Stores

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 12, 2016 CONTACT Jonathan Williams, UFCW Local 400 – 202-316-0235; jwilliams@local400.org The first in a series of town halls tonight at 6pm in Fredericksburg aims to preserve good jobs and quality shopping threatened by a corporate merger WHAT: On March 15, following the shareholders’ approval of a merger […]

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SAVE THE DATE: #SaveMyStore Campaign Announces Series of Town Hall Meetings

On Tuesday, March 15, employees at eight area Giant Food stores were informed that their stores may be sold due to a corporate merger. Less than a week after hearing the news, we launched the #SaveMyStore campaign to bring together Giant employees, union members, and the communities we serve to save these stores. We can’t […]

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Earned Sick Days Passes Maryland House of Delegates

Legislation Passes 84-54 With One Week Remaining in Session Reposted from our friends at Working Matters, a coalition of more than 150 organizations committed to advancing the Maryland Campaign for Paid Sick Days. The Maryland House of Delegates voted 84-54 today to approve legislation that would allow Maryland workers to earn up to seven paid sick days per […]

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