2013: A Year in Review
We were scrolling through our archives looking for the highlights of 2013! This year was packed with collective bargaining and growth successes, community events and political victories! We had a tough time choosing, so we picked a moment or two from each month! Click the headlines to read the full stories. Have a Happy New Year!
Shoppers Food and Pharmacy Not Affected by Supervalu Deal
Could you Survive on $5 a day? “SNAP the Silence about Poverty”
Boar’s Head Provision Member Ratify Their Strongest-Ever Contract
Keany Produce Workers Vote Union Yes!
UFCW Local 400 Elects the “Forward 400” Slate
Omega Protein Celebrate 100 Years
Nurses Week (May 6-10) we featured Local 400 members who service our communities every day as nurses! Thank you for all that you do to heal the sick, comfort the afflicted and save lives! Check out the feature stories here.
Arbitration Victory for Safeway Workers
Walmart Associate Appreciation Day Check out the video here!
Metropolitan Poultry, Macy’s and PeaPod Ratify Contracts
UFCW rejoins AFL-CIO
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Local 400 Members Working at Kroger in Roanoke Successfully Ratify Three-Year Agreement
DC Council Chooses Corporate Greed Over City’s Need: DC Council Fails to Override the Mayor’s Veto of the Large Retailer Accountability Act
Relaunch of UFCW Local 400 Facebook Page! “Like” Us!
Victory for Bestway Workers!
UFCW Local 400 Giant and Safeway members voted to authorize union leadership to call a strike if no agreement is reached by the extended expiration date, Dec. 20. The members participated in several store actions including a flash mob! Check out the video here.
Black Friday: DC Area Walmart Workers, Community Supports Join 1,500 Protests Nationwide!
Contracts Ratified for Kroger Appomatox and Elizabeth Adam Crump Manor Nursing Home
UFCW Local 400 Members Working at Giant, Safeway Ratify Three-Year Collective Bargaining Agreement
Raise the Wage: We took a stand for increasing the minimum wage to $11.50 in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County and won! D.C. followed suit and voted unanimously on the first reading of the bill and on they again voted unanimously on Dec. 17 to raise their minimum wage to $11.50 by 2016 with CPI indexing. The next stop is Mayor Gray’s desk.