From l-r: Tiffany Flowers, Local 400 President, Mark Federici, and Kimberly Mitchell a few minutes after the Executive Board meeting last Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Tiffany Flowers.

From l-r: Tiffany Flowers, Local 400 President, Mark Federici, and Kimberly Mitchell a few minutes after the Executive Board meeting last Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Tiffany Flowers.

Congratulations to Mark Underwood shop steward at Giant #788 in Centreville, Va., Kimberly Mitchell shop steward and special representative from Macy’s, and Tiffany Flowers, Local 400’s organizing director for being appointed to the Executive Board last Tuesday September 16, 2014.

Tiffany Flowers: Tiffany Flowers came to Local 400 in May of 2011.  She started as the Strategic Growth Coordinator and was later promoted to the Deputy Director of Organizing. Tiffany brings a wide breadth of organizing experience to Local 400 as she has organized workers in several industries in the public and private sector.  In July of 2014, Tiffany was recognized as the “Organizer of the Year” by UFCW Region 2. Tiffany is proud and honored to be a UFCW Local 400 Executive Vice President. “Local 400 is a great union and our strength lies in our diverse membership and dedicated leadership,” said Flowers. “Local 400 had an excellent past, I am looking forward to the exceptional future.”

Kimberly Mitchell: Kimberly has been a UFCW Local 400 member since 2006 and a shop steward at the downtown D.C. Macy’s location for 2 years. When Kimberly isn’t working the Bobbi Brown make up counter, she is standing with her community and standing strong against corporate greed. Kimberly Mitchell has spoken out with Respect D.C. coalition in their fight against Walmart breaking in to D.C. neighborhoods. She also has been assisting with organizing efforts as well as member servicing in the retail clothing locations represented by Local 400.  “I would have never thought at the beginning of this journey that I would have been asked to represent my fellow members on the Executive Board so I could be their voice and have a say in a vote for their concerns that God knew,” said Mitchell. “It’s a pleasure and honor to serve the great members of this local union.”

Mark Underwood (right) with Local 400 Secretary-Treasurer Lavoris "Mikki" Harris at the Giant/Safeway Shop Steward Seminar last year. Photo by Bill Burke/Page One.

Mark Underwood (right) with Local 400 Secretary-Treasurer Lavoris “Mikki” Harris at the Giant/Safeway Shop Steward Seminar last year. Photo by Bill Burke/Page One.

Mark Underwood: Mark has worked for Giant for 37 years and currently works as a produce clerk as well as a 15-year shop steward at store #788 in Centreville, Va. Since his time with Local 400 he has participated in the bargaining committee for the 2013 Giant/Safeway negotiations as well as serving as a representative. “It’s a tremendous honor to be appointed to the Executive Board,” said Underwood. “I view this opportunity as an extension of my work I do as a shop steward in helping our members, just on another level.”

For more bios of Local 400 executive board members please visit our Executive Board page!