Union Leader


Union Leader Jan-Feb-March 2013

Union Leader Headlines:

  • Virginia Republicans Wage Ware on Voters
  • Ban Self-Scan Sales of Alcohol
  • Countdown to Giant-Safeway Bargaining Begins
  • Executive Board Elects Federici, Harris
  • Boar’s Head Members Ratify Contract
  • Walmart Workers Strike
  • Kroger Roanoke Bargaining Heats Up

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Special Summer Edition of Union Leader Now Available Online

This is a special summer edition of the Union Leader. Members, you should be receiving a hard copy in your mailbox soon. If you don’t receive it in a few weeks please take time to update your contact information.


  • Supreme Court Round Up
  • ACT! for Safety
  • Free Speech Victory on Social Media
  • Kaiser in the Community
  • Members Ratify Shoppers Agreement
  • Election Notice
  • Financial Report
  • Local 400 Retirees

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Union Leader June-July-August 2012

Union Leader Headlines

  • Re-elect President Obama
  • Tim Kaine for U.S. Senate
  • Walmart Reels from Controversy
  • Local 400 ACTS!
  • ACT! for Safety
  • Shoppers Members Mobilize for Fair Contract
  • Members Ratify Giant, Safeway Contract

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Union Leader March-April-May

Union Leader Headlines

ON THE COVER: Occupy Giant & Safeway, with Giant & Safeway Profitable, Member Activism Defines Bargaining

  • Obama Delivers for Workers
  • Members “Occupy” Richmond, Charleston
  • The Truth about Md. Dream Act
  • UFCW, Kroger Reach Win-Win Pension Agreement
  • Local 400 ACTs!
  • Members Make Giant, Safeway Profitable
  • Bargaining is Not a Spectator Sport
  • Members ACT! on Giant, Safeway Bargaining

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Local 400 Wins Labor Communications Awards

Union LeaderLocal 400’s quarterly magazine, the Union Leader, won two prestigious 2011 Labor Media Awards from the International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) for articles published in 2010.

A story in the September-October-November 2010 issue of the Union Leader, “Kroger Richmond-Tidewater Workers Ratify New Contract,” took second place in the Saul Miller Award competition for articles on collective bargaining.

The other winner, “400UNITED Mobilizing for New Members at Kroger in Virginia & Tennessee,” achieved third place honors in the Saul Miller Award competition for stories on organizing.

The 2011 ILCA contest continues a long unbroken streak for Local 400 in winning Labor Media Awards year after year.

Union Leader: June-July-August

Union Leader Headlines:

ON THE COVER: Grocery Workers Unite, Join Us! Giant, Safeway Stewards Commit to Solidarity, Member Empowerment. Mobilize for 2012 Bargaining

  • GOP Votes to End Medicare
  • Guest Column by Valerie Ervin: Applying Labor’s Values to Politics and Governance
  • CVS Pharmacists Organize and Grow
  • Walmart Told “Put it in Writing”
  • Interview with Member Activists who are in the fight for all Ahold Workers
  • Stewards Commit to Solidarity
  • Take the Communications Survey!

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