Negotiations for a new national agreement have recently concluded between United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 400 along with other unions as members of the Alliance of Health Care Union and Kaiser Permanente.

Based on COVID-19 best practices we will be unable to conduct a traditional contract meeting. All of America is struggling with ways to address the global pandemic COVID-19. We as a union, and you as an employee on the frontline of the healthcare industry, are doing what we can to ensure safe practices to limit the outbreak and its effects.

The Highlight of changes are available for review below. Please review them prior to coming to vote.

On Wednesday, December 8th, we will conduct the voting on proposed changes to the 2021 National Agreement in the first floor meeting room at UFCW Local 400, 8400 Corporate Drive, Suite 110, Landover, MD 20785. This Polling Location will be open from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be a count of all ballots after voting closes at 8:00 p.m. We encourage members to assist in the vote count promptly at 8:00 p.m.

Masks must be worn at all times during voting.

If you have any questions about the proposed changes or the voting process, please contact your shop steward or representative.

The highlights of the agreement are here:

Top10HighlightsTAv8 5 Ways Our New Tentative Agreement Improves Staffing_v8

The full details are here:

Alliance PSP ATBs Affordability and Competitiveness Task Force Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust Funding Citizenship Fee Assistance and Local 1996 Legal Assitance Fund Dispute Resolution Process Grievance Arbitrability Life Balance Days UFCW AND USW LMP Trust Funding P&DR Rec 1 Deliverable 1 P&DR Rec 2 Deliverable 2 OFNHP RN Wage Scale Adjustment P&DR Rec 3 Deliverable 2 P&DR Rec 4 Deliverable 2 P&DR Rec 5 Deliverable 2 P&DR Rec 6 Deliverable 2 Patient and Worker Safety - Total Health Patient and Worker Safety - Programs and Services Revision Patient and Worker Safety - Just Culture Patient and Worker Safety - Deliverable 2 Patient and Worker Safety -Deliverable 3 Patient and Worker Safety - Deliverable 4 Racial Justice Patient and Worker Safety - Well Being Model Retiree Medical HRA - Washington Staffing Backfill Travelers Rec 1 Staffing Backfill Travelers Rec 2 Staffing Backfill Travelers National Agreement (1) Scal Wage Equity Scal UFCW Pharmacy Pension and Local 501 Pension Northwest copays, GA hospital admissions, and MAS out of pocket maximums Local 21 VAP Local 5 Health and Welfare Trust Fund