We Demand Hazard Pay

We Demand Hazard Pay

Today, UFCW Local 400 President Mark Federici renewed our call on all the employers where our members work to immediately reinstate hazard pay. His letter to employers reads, in part: “Cases of COVID-19 are spiking once again due to the highly contagious Omicron...
Lipton Members Ratify Strong New Contract

Lipton Members Ratify Strong New Contract

Local 400 members working at Lipton Tea-Unilever in Suffolk, Va., voted 67-9 to ratify a strong new two-year collective bargaining agreement on Wednesday, October 20th. The new union contract provides wage increases for all bargaining unit members, increased time off,...
Lipton Informational Meeting & Contract Vote

Lipton Informational Meeting & Contract Vote

Zoom Informational Meetings Join us on Friday, October 15 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern or Monday, October 18 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern for a Zoom video conference call to review Lipton’s offer on our next union contract. We will review the proposed contract in detail and you will...
Lipton Informational Meeting & Contract Vote

July 22: Lipton Contract Proposal Meetings

In the coming weeks, we will begin negotiating our next union contract with Lipton. But first we need to hear from you! Join us at one of our upcoming contract proposal meetings to help us to shape our strategy and prioritize our goals for contract negotiations. Your...
Lipton Informational Meeting & Contract Vote

UFCW Local 400 Statement on Unilever Spinning Off Tea Business

On July 23, 2020, Unilever officially announced that it will spin off much of its tea business into a “separate entity” and that it expects its separation to be complete by the end of 2021. This announcement comes at the end of a so-called strategic review by Unilever...
Lipton Informational Meeting & Contract Vote

Lipton Agrees to Pay Employees During COVID Screenings

Unilever recently implemented COVID-19 health screenings of all employees entering its Lipton facility in Suffolk, Virginia. The screenings meant additional unpaid time spent at work waiting in line for the screening. But after the union filed a grievance to object to...