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DC Emancipation Day Parade & Free Concert Event

Walk with us in the DC Emancipation Day Parade when: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – 11:00am to 2:00pm, WEAR GOLD! where: Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between 3rd St and 13 1/2 St why: On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed … Continue reading

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Union-Made Easter & Passover

Easter’s just a hop around the corner! Be sure to fill your Easter basket with union-made-in-America treats! Here’s a fantastic list from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s resource site, Labor 411. Passover begins this year at sundown April 14 and … Continue reading

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House GOP Blocks Bills on Equal Pay, Minimum Wage, LGBT and Mine Safety

In a single committee meeting Wednesday, House Republicans voted against considering bills to raise the minimum wage, reform mine safety law and expand equal pay and discrimination protections. Instead, they opted to move legislation, or voted to not vote on … Continue reading

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TODAY Vote to Reject the Resolution and Save La Plata!

TODAY Vote to Reject the Resolution and Save La Plata! Local 400 has joined with the organization Save La Plata to bring awareness to the big box take over that’s trickling in all over the Maryland suburbs. Big box corporations … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage Victory in Maryland!

Today, the minimum wage bill that will increase the wage to $10.10 by 2018 passed the final vote in the House by 87-47 vote. Onto the Governor’s desk for his signature and enactment! Congratulations to Raise Maryland and other communities … Continue reading

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Take Action: RAISE THE WAGE!

Today the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee voted nine to three to pass minimum wage. It is being sent on to the Senate floor for a vote in the morning. We have already heard that conservative Democrats and Republicans will … Continue reading

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Local 400 Endorses Alan Howze Arlington County Board

Arlington, Va. – March 26, 2014 – UFCW Local 400 has chosen to endorse Alan Howze for election to the Arlington County Board. “We enthusiastically recommend the election of Alan Howze to the Arlington County Board,” said Local 400 President … Continue reading

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Voting Guide for DCision 2014!

Early voting has already begun! Be sure to get to the polls by April 1 to decide the future of D.C. in a hotly contested primary election for the city’s next mayor and several council seats. Print this voting guide … Continue reading

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You’re in Luck (of the Irish) Shopping Essentials

We’re all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and we can celebrate Ireland’s patron saint who drove the snakes off the Emerald Isle (some say on to planes, but that’s another story) with union libations and hearty fare. You can propose a St. … Continue reading

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Official Statement From Pres. Federici Regarding Acquisition of Safeway

By now you may have heard about the merger of Albertson’s and Safeway and the acquisition of Safeway by Cerberus, a private equity firm.  It’s in situations like this that being a Union member really pays off.  In our Union … Continue reading

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