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Local 400 Members Ratify New Contract at Peapod

Local 400 members working at Peapod, the grocery home delivery service from Giant Food, unanimously ratified a new union contract last night.

The new collective bargaining agreement increases wages and holiday pay and improves working conditions for more than 200 members of Local 400 working at the facility in Hanover, Md. The four-year contract is in effect until May 31, 2021.

Active Ballot Club Winner from Peapod!

 

Alvin McCole, Peapod worker (right) with this Local 400 staff representative, John Lee. Photo courtesy of John Lee.

Alvin McCole, Peapod worker (right) with this Local 400 staff representative, John Lee. Photo courtesy of John Lee.

Local 400 member Alvin McCole from Peapod recently won the Active Ballot Club (ABC) Contest, receiving a $250 gift card as a “thank you” for participating in the UFCW’s political action committee.  When Alvin was presented with his certificate, he looked down and then back at his Local 400 staff representative, John Lee, and said, “Wow, now I can get the iphone 6 plus, thank you so much.”

This political action committee aims to help make the voices of working families heard in election campaigns. ABC supports pro-worker candidates and incumbents from all political parties. It is the only political action committee dedicated to advocating for and protecting the interests of UFCW members.  For more information on how you can join ABC visit the UFCW website

Peapod Ratifies Four-Year Agreement

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Photo by Karlyn Williams.

On July 3, Local 400 members working at Peapod ratified a four-year collective bargaining agreement that improves the lives of 213 members working at the Maryland facility. The agreement maintains their health and welfare benefits and retirement security, while increasing their total compensation by an average of $1.65/hour over the life of the contract. In the negotiations, the Local 400 bargaining committee defeated all proposed concessions. Instead they added Joint Labor Management (JLM) language to improve management/member relationships by having an open forum to discuss workplace issues.