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Nov 29: Bestway Silver Spring Contract Vote

On Thursday, November 29, 2018, we will be holding a contract vote for Bestway members working at the location in Silver Spring.

As a Local 400 union member, you have the opportunity to get answers to your questions and vote on your next contract. Please make a plan to vote. Voting will be open from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bestway Silver Spring Contract Vote

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Voting is open from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

El Golfo Restaurant
8739 Flower Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

Victory At Bestway Mt. Vernon!

Luis

Luis Manzanares, Bestway Mt. Vernon worker and  union election observer on behalf of his coworkers. Photo by Heysoll Rodriguez. 

Last week we shared that the Bestway employees from the Mt. Vernon, VA location took a vote to have UFCW Local 400 recognized as their union. After the vote was complete, there were 16 union “yes” votes, 10 “no” votes and 9 challenge votes. Thursday May 1, the challenge ballots were opened, examined by the National Labor Relations Board and with a 19-10 vote, Bestway Mt. Vernon employees are victorious!
“Thanks to all my coworkers for showing unity through the election process,” said Bestway Mt. Vernon employee, Luis Manzanares. “We put our hope in God to sit at the bargaining table very soon to start negotiating our first contract! We are ready!!!”
The very next day, the company filed to challenge our victory.

 

UFCW Local 400 Growth & Collective Bargaining Updates!

Omega Protein Fishermen

Fishermen at Omega Protein unanimously ratified a three-year collective bargaining agreement April 26. Photo courtesy of Donna Waddell.

Omega Protein Ratifies Three-Year Collective Bargaining Agreement
On Saturday April 26, Omega Protein fishermen unanimously ratified a three-year collective bargaining agreement that improves the lives of 69 members working on the vessels fishing menhaden in the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay, when not docked in Reedville, VA along the Northern Neck. The agreement raises their living standards and protects their health and welfare benefits.

Bestway Mt. Vernon Votes for Union Recognition
Thursday April 24, Bestway employees at the Mt. Vernon store in Virginia took a vote to have UFCW Local 400 recognized as their union. After the vote was complete, there were 16 union yes votes, 10 no votes and 9 challenge votes. The challenge votes must be investigated by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) before it can be officially deemed a victory. Last October, Bestway employees from the Falls Church, Va. location had UFCW Local 400 recognized as their union. The employees at the Silver Spring, Maryland location have been represented by Local 400 since 1998. Both locations are currently in contract negotiations.