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We Defeated “Right to Work” in West Virginia! — For Now

For the first time in 84 years that the Republican Party holds the majority of seats in both houses of the West Virginia legislature. Low turnout last November by Democrats in the state, along with money from wealthy out of … Continue reading

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Local 400 Member Detective Tom Pyles of the Annapolis Police Department Is Making an Impact in Community in More Ways Than One

Detective Tom Pyles used to be a DJ at a local Annapolis radio station, but left the broadcast industry for the badge at the age of 30 and hasn’t looked back. He’s always wanted to help people in his community, … Continue reading

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DC Labor Honors Activists, Girds For Battles Ahead

By Union City—”We have a long road ahead of us,” warned Teamsters Local 639 president Tommy Ratliff Saturday night as he accepted the 2014 JC Turner Award for Outstanding Trades Unionist of the Year .“Everyone here knows what’s going on around us; we see … Continue reading

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And the Winner of our Nominate a Fellow Union Member Contest is…

We were so humbled and proud to have so many responses to our Nominate a Fellow Union Member Contest! We have decided on a winner, congratulations to Violeta Cid from Giant #161 in Derwood, Md. for winning a $100 gift … Continue reading

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UFCW President Perrone Statement on Adoption of Right to Work in Wisconsin

Mar 09, 2015 From UFCW International “By standing against hard-working families, Governor Walker should be ashamed, but we know he is not.” WASHINGTON, D.C.—Marc Perrone, International President of the 1.3 million member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), today … Continue reading

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Labor Notes’ Steward’s Corner: In a ‘Right to Work’ State, Union Grows by Fighting Racism

Shop Steward and Kroger Richmond/Tidewater bargaining committee member, Laverne Wrenn, wrote a column for the publication Labor Notes describing how she and her coworkers took notes, kept records and confronted a racist manager that worked in her store in Portsmouth, … Continue reading

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A ‘GOLD’en Opportunity to Intern with UFCW, Apply Today!

The UFCW GOLD Internship Program provides growth opportunities for learning and development – to raise up future union leaders and activists. In June 2014, the UFCW accepted 36 promising young members from across the country into the first ever session … Continue reading

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Join Us March 7: It’s Going Down at the WV State Capitol! Are you in?!

Join us Saturday, March 7 at noon on the steps of the WV state capitol located at 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E, Charleston, WV, as we rally with thousands of union and other workers from across the Mountain State to make … Continue reading

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Kroger West Virginia Stewards Take to Charleston to Say “Right to Work” is WRONG for West Virginia!

Wednesday, February 18, 100+ Kroger West Virginia shop stewards along with Local 23 members gathered for a shop steward seminar. Among the special guests was Senator Mike Romano, who gave an engaging speech about the anti-worker bills being proposed in … Continue reading

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Kroger Members Request Vacation!

(deadlines vary) REMINDER! Kroger Richmond/Tidewater: You have until February 15 to select your desired dates for vacation for the year, with no black out dates. You can select any days or weeks you desire. The selection will be awarded on … Continue reading

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