Federici (left) with Jos Williams (Metro Council), Tommy Ratliff (Teamsters 639) and Fred Mason (MD State and DC AFL-CIO); photo by Chris Garlock

From Union City—While celebrating the victory by their new members at Bestway, UFCW Local 400 president Mark Federici emphasized the looming battle for contracts with Giant and Safeway at Monday’s meetings of the Metro Council Executive Board and Delegates.
“Giant has been making money off our member’s work for years but they’re greedy and heartless,” said Federici, who re-joined the Executive Board Monday night.
He and Community Affairs rep Karina Rosado thanked “everyone who’s sent in letters to Giant and Safeway,” urging area activists to “please continue to support our members” as the October 31 deadline approaches.
Rosado handed out info flyers and “I Stand with Giant and Safeway Employees” support cards that are now available from Local 400.
If you area a community ally interested in getting involved or adopting a store, email her at krosado@local400.org or call 301-459-3400 ext 264.