Recent News In: News and Updates

Welcome Smithfield Distribution Center to the Local 400 Family!

  On Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Smithfield Distribution Center in Newport News, Virginia, 56 workers overwhelmingly voted union YES! This is an extraordinary victory and as a result of the commitment and determination demonstrated by all involved, 56 workers … Continue reading

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Calling All Baltimore Orioles Fans!

Our brothers and sisters at UFCW Local 27 are hosting a night out at Camden Yards benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! Friday, August 1, 2014 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Seattle Mariners Left Field Lower Box (Sections 80-84): $23 Eutaw … Continue reading

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DC Council Passes Wage Theft Prevention Act & Ban the Box Bill

DC workers won two victories Monday at the DC City Council with the passage of both the Wage Theft Prevention Act and Ban the Box bill. “Wage theft in particular has been a focus for this coalition for years and … Continue reading

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Shoppers Food & Pharmacy Contract Extended

A letter from President Mark Federici: Dear Shoppers Food & Pharmacy Members, Due to very complex issues related to health and welfare and pension, your union contract with Shoppers Food & Pharmacy has been placed on extension. All terms and conditions … Continue reading

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Safety on Your Side: Don’t Get Sick from Propane Floor Buffers

Over the past year, an unusually large number of Local 400 members called their union to report that they were feeling dizzy and suffering from headaches. This was cause for great concern, so Local 400 conducted an investigation. The results … Continue reading

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Raising the Wage and Your Health in D.C. !

After a decade of frozen salaries, D.C. and states across the country are taking initiative, and pulling working families out of poverty by raising wages. However, the laws only benefit constituents, when the community is part of putting them into … Continue reading

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Become a Citizen Now!

Apply for DACA! UFCW Local 400 is partnering with area labor and community groups Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the AFL-CIO (815 16th St. NW, Washington, DC) from 10a.m.-2p.m. to assist workers with their citizenship application! What are the benefits of … Continue reading

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Union Leader—Spring 2014

On the Cover: Kroger Union-Busts as Bargaining Approaches Maryland, West Virginia Boost Minimum Wage Republicans Deny Medicaid to 400,000 Virginians Shoppers Members Mobilize for Bargaining Steward Seminars Emphasize Activism Local 400 ACTS! Flip through the pages digitally by clicking below!

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Empower Political Action Committee’s Person of Excellence: Congresswoman Donna Edwards

Last night, the Empower Political Action Committee (EPAC) honored Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards as its first Person of Excellence for her in progressive politics. She has introduced legislation to expand research and development, domestic manufacturing and infrastructure spending to create … Continue reading

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Montgomery & Prince George’s Community Groups Launch Education Campaign to Help Workers Stand Up for Legal Wages

After a decade of frozen salaries across the country, states are taking initiative, and pulling working families out of poverty by raising wages. However, the laws only benefit constituents, when the community is part of putting them into practice and … Continue reading

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