We were so humbled and proud to have so many responses to our Nominate a Fellow Union Member Contest! We have decided on a winner, congratulations to Violeta Cid from Giant #161 in Derwood, Md. for winning a $100 gift card! Thank you to her fellow member and co-shop steward Liz Engleman for nominating her with such high regards! Violeta is a full time employee with Giant Food but for as long as Engleman has known her (24 years) she has been a single mom and has also held a second job all while taking care of her elderly parents as well as babysitting many of her grandchildren.
“She somehow delicately balances these family commitments with both of her jobs,” wrote Engleman.
Despite her hectic home life that she balances with grace, in the workplace she’s a team player and is often called upon her store to get things done.
On a more personal note, “she is always the first person to start passing around a card when a co-worker is sick, first to step up and organize a co-workers retirement party and first to step up and start a collection for a co-worker who is out due to long-term illness or loss of family member,” wrote Engleman.
Congratulations Violeta and thank you for your service and dedication to those in your life both inside the store and out!