With just a few days until their contract expiration, UFCW Local 400, Giant and Safeway "remain far apart on nearly every issue," reports Local 400. For the first time, Safeway and Giant are negotiating with Local 400 separately. "While the companies are divided, we are united," says Local 400. "We remain strong and united with each other, with UFCW Local 27, with the Teamsters who drive the trucks and work the warehouses, and with Giant/Ahold and Safeway/Albertson's workers across the country . We expect Giant and Safeway to come to us with a fair contract, in the event they do not, we continue to prepare." This week union representatives and members donned their UFCW Local 400 team jerseys and collected signatures on a petition encouraging customers and communities to ask Giant and Safeway to "do the right thing." Watch Local 400's latest video here. Click here for more information and to sign up for text alerts.
photo: Local 400 members Andrea and Brian at Giant #147