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Kroger Calls Police On Union For Giving Away Free Turkeys

This week, Kroger employees and UFCW Local 400 organizers were met with the new, hostile union-busting efforts of the company in Virginia Beach. On Sunday, at the peak of the Thanksgiving shopping season, Kroger employees and Local 400 organizers greeted … Continue reading

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Union Leader Fall 2015

Union Leader Fall 2015 On the Cover: Key Races to Decide Control of Virginia Senate and Virginia Elections Guide Montgomery County Enacts Paid Sick Leave Proposed Rule Would Expand Overtime Kroger Roanoke Stewards Mobilize Healthcare Services Workers Vote Union Yes!  

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Virginia! Don’t Forget to Vote Nov. 3!

On Tuesday, November 3rd, Virginia voters will go to the polls to elect their state senators and delegates. Riding on the outcome will be whether the General Assembly changes from its narrow anti- worker majority to one more likely to … Continue reading

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UFCW Local 400 Reaches Agreement to Represent Employees of Maryland Medical Marijuana Provider

Local 400 has reached an agreement with Bethesda Biomedical, Inc. to represent medical marijuana workers in Maryland once the state approves the company’s license to operate. The agreement guarantees high wages, healthcare, a retirement pension and other benefits to future … Continue reading

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UFCW Scholarship Opportunity

The preliminary application for the UFCW Scholarship must be postmarked by December 31, 2015. Scholarships are available to help a number of eligible participants and their dependents who will be attending college or a university as a full-time student in the fall of 2014. Giant … Continue reading

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Members Overwhelmingly Re-Elect Federici Slate

United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 400 members overwhelmingly re-elected President Mark Federici, Secretary-Treasurer Lavoris “Mikki” Harris, Recorder Vivian Siguoin, and the entire “Federici” slate to full terms as leaders of the 35,000 member union. “Federici and Harris have … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2015 FELRA Scholarship Winners!

Gabriela Ferrufino Leesburg, Va. Aereen Lapuz Manassas, Va. Kalinda Vathupola Germantown, Va. Lauren Wong Burke, Va. Waruna Yapamudiyanselage Clarksburg, Md. Omar El Sheikh Fairfax, Va.

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Local 400 Wins Five Labor Communications Awards

Local 400’s quarterly magazine, the Union Leader won three awards, while the website won general excellence in its category and the social media campaign “#KrogerStrong” took home third place overall for the 2015 Labor Media Awards from the International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) for articles … Continue reading

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In Right-to-Work Virginia, Labor Unions Strategize to Grow, Hold Candidates Accountable

Today, labor unions from across the state of Virginia gathered in Williamsburg for the annual AFL-CIO convention. Unions representing electricians, grocery clerks, steelworkers, nurses, teachers and more have gathered for two days to develop bold new strategies for workers in … Continue reading

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WVU Union Day Football Game—Discount Tickets!

Join your union brothers and sisters to watch WVU battle University of Maryland at Milan Puskar Stadium for Union Day Sept. 9, 2015. Discount tickets are $45 per person. Get your tickets here and enter the promo code: UNION15.  

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