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Aug 18: “Labor Day” at Appalachian Power Park

Night game at Appalachian Power Park vs. Lexington Legends, June 12, 2010. Photo by ChristopherLocke.

Free Game Tickets for Union Members & Their Families!

Join us for “Labor Day” at Appalachian Power Park on Saturday, August 18. Free game tickets are available for union members and their families (four tickets per family).

2:00 p.m. Tailgate
Charleston Building & Construction Trades
600 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, WV 25301

5:00 p.m. Gates Open

6:00 p.m. Game Time

To get your free tickets, contact:

Paul Breedlove, Charleston Building Trades, 304-542-6952
Kris Mallory, Reconnecting McDowell, 800-222-9838
Dena Fields, West Virginia AFL-CIO, 304-344-3557

Presented By:

Charleston Building & Construction Trades Council
West Virginia State Building & Construction Trades
West Virginia AFL-CIO
AFT-West Virginia
USW #12625
AFT – Putnam
Kanawha Valley Labor Council
UMWA International
WV CWA#2001
Reconnecting McDowell
UMWA #2286

June 12: Rally for a Better Kroger

Kroger members in Norfolk are at risk of losing their jobs, their healthcare, and their retirement benefits. We need your help to save their jobs!

We have gathered signatures on a petition from Kroger associates, customers and community supporters calling on Kroger to meet with us

On Tuesday, June 12th, we’re going to Kroger’s corporate office in Roanoke to deliver our petition straight to Jerry Clontz, President of the Kroger Mid-Atlantic Division.

Join us!

Rally for a #BetterKroger

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
First Wesleyan Church
3706 Peters Creek Rd, Roanoke, VA

Learn more at www.BetterKroger.org

 

May 10: Join Us for the Norfolk Kroger Jobs Town Hall

Kroger associates gathered to protest the rumored closure of their store Norfolk.

Norfolk Kroger Jobs Town Hall
6:00pm, Thursday, May 10
Wesley Grace United Methodist Church
288 E. Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA
At the I-64W exit ramp for E. Little Creek Road near Wards Corner

In March, Kroger announced plans to buy eight Farm Fresh stores in the Tidewater region in southern Virginia. The company plans to renovate the Farm Fresh locations and reopen them as Kroger stores.

But one of the locations Kroger purchased is directly across the street from an existing Kroger store at 205 East Little Creek Rd in Norfolk. Naturally, employees there want to know what will happen to their jobs when the new Kroger store opens up across the street. Kroger obviously doesn’t plan to operate two stores so close to each other, so associates are concerned that their store will close soon.

Employees have asked if they will be allowed to transfer to the new store across the street, but Kroger has refused to give them straight answers.

Last week, associates from the Norfolk Kroger store circulated a petition demanding to know if and when their store will be closed, and if they will have the opportunity to transfer across the street without losing the benefits they have earned. Nearly every single employee at the store signed the petition.

On Thursday, May 9, they delivered the petition to management, flanked by local TV camera crews and community supporters from Norfolk Branch NAACP, New Virginia Majority, and the Virginia AFL-CIO.

The event was widely publicized on local news and Kroger eventually responded with a public statement:

Our focus right now is on interviewing and onboarding former Farm Fresh associates to welcome them to our Kroger team.

We think it’s time for Kroger to focus on Kroger associates. We think Kroger employees deserve to know what will happen to their store and to their jobs. We think our members deserve to keep the pay, seniority and benefits they have earned and they should have the opportunity to transfer to the new store across the street when it opens.

Join us for a town hall with Kroger associates, customers, neighbors and elected officials to help us demand answers and preserve good jobs at Kroger!

Norfolk Kroger Jobs Town Hall
6:00pm, Thursday, May 10
Wesley Grace United Methodist Church
288 E. Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA
At the I-64W exit ramp for E. Little Creek Road near Wards Corner

 

 

May 2: Tyson Foods Contract Meeting

We pulled together an outstanding team of Tyson Foods members to lead negotiations on our next contract, including Benita Jefferson, Mary Vines Smith, Alana Baylor, Andrew Adams, Tiffany Davenport, Aleta Johnson, Jean Turner, and Lucinda Sims.

On Wednesday, May 2, we will be hosting a contract meeting for members working at Tyson Foods.

As a Local 400 union member, you have the opportunity to get answers to your questions and vote on your next contract. Please make a plan to attend this important contract meeting.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

12:00 p.m. Noon – 2:00 p.m.  or  4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Clarion Hotel Central
3207 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230

April 10: UFCW OUTreach Meeting

Join us for our next OUTreach meeting in Northern Virginia:

6pm, Tuesday, April 10
Northern Virginia Central Labor Council
4536 John Marr Dr, Annandale, VA

UFCW OUTreach is a constituency group dedicated to building mutual support between our union’s International, regions, and locals and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and their allies in order to come together to organize for social and economic justice for all, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, color, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Together, we will ensure full equality for LGBT workers on their jobs and in their unions.

December 7: Contract Meetings for Bethesda Co-op & Trio Healthcare

On Thursday, December 7, Local 400 will be hosting contract meetings for members working at Bethesda Co-op in Cabin John, Md. and two Trio Healthcare facilities, Elizabeth Adam Crump and Elizabeth House in Glen Allen, Va.

As a Local 400 union member, you have the opportunity to get answers to your questions and vote on your next contract. Make a plan to attend these important contract meetings.

 

Bethesda Co-op Contract Meeting

DATE:
Thursday, December 7, 2017

TIME:
9:30 p.m.

PLACE:
Bethesda Co-op, 6500 Seven Locks Road Cabin John, MD 20818

 

Elizabeth Adam Crump Contract Meeting

DATE:
Thursday, December 7, 2017

TIMES:
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

PLACE:
Auditorium at Elizabeth Adam Crump

 

Elizabeth House Contract Meeting

DATE:
Thursday, December 7, 2017

TIMES:
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

PLACE:
Auditorium at Elizabeth Adam Crump

Special Labor Night Performance of The Pajama Game

Update: Tickets are still available to the December 13 Labor Night at “The Pajama Game” at Arena Stage. Contact Isaac Evans directly at 202-600-4155 or email ievans@arenastage.org. They’re slightly more — $55 each — but you’ll still be in the labor group — now over 100! — and eligible to stay after the show for the Talk Back session with the cast.

The DC LaborFest is sponsoring a special Labor Night performance during the upcoming run of The Pajama Game at Arena Stage. The December 13 show will include a post-show “Talk Back” session with the cast.

The classic labor musical deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where workers’ demands for a seven-and-a-half cent raise are going unheeded, which resonates with the ongoing Fight for $15 and the federal wage freeze.

The Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory is a tiptop model of efficiency – so why are things getting so steamy? It could have something to do with how hard new superintendent Sid Sorokin has fallen for Babe Williams, the trouble-making head of the union grievance committee. Sparks really start to fly when a workers’ strike pits management against labor and ignites an outrageous battle of the sexes. Packed with seductive dance numbers like “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway,” the best way to ensure a good night’s rest during the hectic holiday season is to play The Pajama Game!

 

Take Action For A Fair Contract – Thursday, October 19th

Negotiations with Kroger on our next union contract have stalled. We’ve made it clear to Kroger that we are not going to allow them to continue to stall the process. In order to get them to move, we must show them that we are willing to do whatever it takes to get a fair contract.

Join us on Thursday, October 19 to take action for a fair contract! We’re hosting simultaneous actions at five stores throughout the region from 4pm to 6pm.

Take Action For A Fair Contract – Thursday, October 19th

All actions take place 4:00pm – 6:00pm at each of these stores:
Kroger #790                133 Beckley Crossing Shopping Ctr, Beckley, WV 25801 
Kroger #785                1100 Fledderjohn Rd, Charleston, WV 25314
Kroger #783                711 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Ashland, KY 41101
Kroger #799                1008 Washington Blvd, Belpre, OH 45714
Kroger #813                500 Suncrest Towne Centre Dr, Morgantown, WV 26505

Our past actions have gotten the company’s attention, but now it is time to show Kroger how serious we are. On October 19th, we need to be bigger and louder. We need to show Kroger that we won’t stop until we get a fair deal.

It is very important that you participate in every action you can. Let customers know how they can support us. Bring your coworkers, family members, and friends to the actions on the October 19th. We will not stop until we move Kroger to a fair deal.

 

Sign Up for Text Alerts

As we negotiate our next union contract with Kroger, we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. By signing up for text alerts, you’ll get the latest updates immediately!

To sign up, just text WV to 698-329.

Your wireless provider’s message and data rates may apply – you may opt out any time by texting STOP to 698329.

 

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Labor Day at Appalachian Power Park

Night game at Appalachian Power Park vs. Lexington Legends, June 12, 2010. Photo by ChristopherLocke.

Free Game Tickets for Union Members & Their Families! (4 tickets per family)
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Join us for a Tailgate at 3:00 PM at the Charleston Building & Construction Trades
600 Leon Sullivan Way — Free Food & Drinks

**Donations Sought To Aid Flood Victims**
We are asking for donations of canned goods and cleaning supplies; monetary donations can be made as well. Please drop items off at the tailgate!

Presented By:
Charleston Building & Construction Trades Council
AFT-WV
AFT – Kanawha
AFT – Putnam
West Virginia AFL-CIO
Kanawha Valley Labor Council
UMWA District 17
South Central Labor Council
CWA WV State Council
West Virginia State Building Trades
Reconnecting McDowell

To get your free tickets by contacting WVA AFL-CIO:
Paul Breedlove, Charleston Building Trades 304-542-6952
Kris Mallory, Reconnecting McDowell 800-222-9838
Dena Fields 304-344-3557

 

Gates open at 5:00 pm – Game time 6:05pm