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Free Workshop: How to Apply for U.S. Citizenship

On April 1, Local 400 will host a FREE workshop on how to apply for U.S. citizenship.

FREE Workshop: How to Apply for U.S. Citizenship
April 1, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Community Mennonite Church, 110 S High St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

An estimated 8.8 million permanent residents living in the United States are eligible for citizenship, but too many of these hardworking men and women don’t know how to apply or lack the resources to do so.

All across the country, UFCW Locals are leaders in efforts to register new voters and educate workers about their voting rights and the democratic process. We’re proud to help guide those eligible for citizenship through the process so they can become fully participating members in our democracy.

There are many benefits to citizenship. As a U.S. citizen, you can:

  • vote in all local, state and national elections
  • bring your spouse or minor children to the U.S. without delay, or bring adult children and siblings within 3 to 10 years
  • travel freely and visit family abroad
  • apply for certain federal jobs

To be eligible you must:

  • Have been a Legal Permanent Resident for 5 years, or 3 years if married to a U.S. citizen.
  • Have NO problems with the law.
  • Speak, write and read Basic English.

What to bring to the free workshop on April 1:

  • Your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card). Drivers License or any other Photo ID
  • Social Security Card
  • List of home addresses for the past 5 years and the dates which you lived at that address
  • List of employer names and addresses for the past 5 years and the dates you worked for that employer
  • Dates you have been outside of the U.S. for the past 5 years, and the countries you traveled to
  • Bring your passport, itineraries, tickets, etc. for all trips made outside of the U.S.
  • Complete names, dates of birth, addresses and A#s (green cards) for all your children, and your most recent tax return
  • A money order for $725.00 payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security”

If you are applying for citizenship based on marriage, please bring:

  • Marriage certificate and/or divorce decrees, if applicable
  • Evidence that your spouse has been a resident for at least 3 years, such as his/her birth certificate, passport or certificate of naturalization
  • Documents referring to you and your spouse: bank statements, leases, mortgages, IRS tax returns for the last 3 years
  • If you changed your name, the court decree that legally changed your name

If you think you may be eligible for a fee waiver, please bring your most recent tax returns and proof that you are receiving food stamps, public housing assistance, medical assistance, etc.

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Join Us to March Against Trump’s Anti-Worker Agenda (UPDATED)

The inauguration of the most unpopular President-elect in modern history is only a week away and union members will be joining with countless other organizations to say no to Donald Trump’s anti-worker agenda.

Labor union members, leaders and organizers will be participating in two marches to show our opposition to Trump’s proposed attacks on working men and women. Join us!

Friday, January 20, 2017 – Festival of Resistance: March Against Trump

12:00 p.m. Noon

Join the labor contingent on the east side of Columbus Circle, Washington, D.C.

DC-area labor union members, leaders, organizers, and staff are mobilizing for the Festival of Resistance, a march from Columbus Circle to McPherson Square, on January 20th. We’re calling on all union members – wherever you’re from – to join us!

Union members are encouraged to wear their union’s shirts/colors and to meet on the east side of Columbus Circle no later than 11:45 a.m. The march will kick off around 12:00pm (noon).

This march, part of DisruptJ20, will be fully permitted and fun! There will be families, marching bands, puppets, and other displays that show the diversity and power of the resistance to Trump.

It’s critical that organized labor participate forcefully in these early days of the resistance, as basic worker and union protections will be among the first to be attacked.

Interested in doing more? Want to take direct action on January 20th? We’re doing that, too. Check out: https://www.facebook.com/events/764142167083262/ for details.


Saturday, January 21, 2017 – Women’s March on Washington

8:30 a.m.

UPDATED LOCATION: Join the labor contingent at Garfield Park (3rd St SE and G St SE) near Capitol South Metro.

Join thousands of women on January 21 to send a message to the new administration and to the world that we will do everything possible to defend and protect women’s rights to defend and protect women’s rights!

Those unable to attend the D.C. march, please click on the link below to find a march near you in both the U.S. and Canada.


Aug 27: Votante Fiel Kick-off Event

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of a historic election season for Latino voters. Hear stories of trial and triumph as community members discuss how to motivate your Latino friends and family to vote. Find out how you can take action and be empowered at the polls.

Saturday, August 27, 2016
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Patric Henry Elementary School
701 S. Highland St.
Arlington, VA 22204

For more information, call Sara Benitez at (202) 499-4084 or email sbenitez@faithinpubliclife.org.

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September 9-10: Labor Night at the Richmond Raceway


Join us September 9th & 10th for Labor Nights at the Richmond International Raceway!

Union members and friends enjoy exclusive discount tickets to the fall NASCAR races at RIR. Tickets for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Race on September 10th are only $40 (regular price is $75!) & tickets to the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Race on September 9th are $20 (regular price $35). Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.RIR.com/AFLCIO.

October 1: Free Legal Clinic & Community Fair

PHOTO CREDIT: "The Scales of Justice" by James Cridland.

PHOTO CREDIT: “The Scales of Justice” by James Cridland.

The NOVA Restoration Initiative Presents: The 2016 Legal Clinic

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Shiloh Baptist Church
1401 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Program Overview

Legal Clinic:

Community Members are encouraged to come out and meet with attorneys from Legal Services NOVA, Lawyers Commitee for Civil Rights Under Law, The Arlington County Public Defenders Offices of Arlington and City of Falls Church & The Old Dominion Bar Association to discuss matters of: criminal record expungements, criminal law, child custody/visitation, child support, housing-landlord/tenant, consumer law-credit reports, debt collection and bankruptcy.

Restoration of Rights:

The Secretary of the Commonwealth Office will facilitate a workshop on Restoration of Rights.

Voter Registration:

New Virginia Majority will be doing voter registration.

Career Readiness Workshops:

  • Resume Building + Interviewing Skills
  • What’s In Your Parachute (Developing Your Career Path)
  • Building Your LinkedIn Presence (does not begin until 12/noon)
  • Complimentary headshots will be provided by two professional photographers.

Beauty & Makeover Workshop:

Ty Cobb, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Radio Personality, will facilitate a workshop on “Makeup/Beauty Best Practices.”

This event is free and open to the public, however, you must register to attend. Register here to attend.

Light refreshments will be served.

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West Virginia Labor Day Events


Live in West Virginia? Join us for one of these upcoming Labor Day Weekend celebrations!

Marion County Labor Council Annual Labor Day Celebration & Picnic

Sunday, September 4, 2016
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Hough Park, Mannington WV

Additional info contact Mark Dorsey:
(304) 777-7642 markdorseyumwa@live.com

Workers United 863/LiUNA Annual Labor Day Celebration & Picnic

Sunday, September 4, 2016
11:00am – 6:00pm
Valley View Country Club – White Sulphur Springs, WV

Additional info contact Peter Bostic:
(304) 667-3863 / workersunited863@gmail.com

United Mine Workers of America 78th Annual Labor Day Celebration & Picnic

Monday, September 5, 2016
11:30am – 4:30pm
John Slack Memorial Park, Racine WV

Additional info contact Ted Hapney:
(304) 552-4498 / hapney56@hotmail.com

Marshall-Wetzel-Tyler Labor Council, AFL-CIO Paden City Labor Day Parade

Monday, September 5, 2016 / 1:00pm
(12:00 p.m. line up at the South End of Town)

“Free” 7:30pm Jimmy Fortune Concert
(A former member of the Statler Brothers)

Brought to you by the Unions of the Marshall, Wetzel, Tyler Labor Council, AFL-CIO and Gold Khourey & Turak – Attorneys At Law

Additional info contact BB Smith:
(304) 545-7781 /  bbsmith667@hotmail.com

Save the Date: Vote on the New Contract at Boar’s Head

The union bargaining committee was responsible for negotiating the latest contract with Boar's Head. This will be the first contract to cover both the Jarratt and Petersburg facilities.

The union bargaining committee was responsible for negotiating the latest contract with Boar’s Head. This will be the first contract to cover both the Jarratt and Petersburg facilities.

If you work at Boar’s Head in Jarratt or Petersburg, your collective bargaining team would like to invite you to vote on our next contract!

Please plan to attend one of these meetings listed below to discuss proposed changes to the terms and conditions of your current collective bargaining agreement.

You only need to attend ONE of the meetings.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
12:00 p.m. Noon
Hampton Inn Emporia
898 Wiggins Road Emporia, VA 23847

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
5:00 p.m.
Hampton Inn Emporia
898 Wiggins Road Emporia, VA 23847

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
12:00 p.m. Noon
Holiday Inn Petersburg North-Ft Lee
401 East Roslyn Road
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
5:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Petersburg North-Ft Lee
401 East Roslyn Road
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Questions? Drop us a line!

Call UFCW Local 400 toll-free at 1-800-638-0800, Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.