Local workers at Shoppers Food and Pharmacy are organizing to fight for a contract that protects their health care. UFCW Local 400 bargaining committee members recently visited stores and asked their coworkers to sign pledge cards to turn in to store management that read, “We demand a fair contract with fully-funded health care NOW, and we’re willing to fight for it!”
“In the store I visited, everyone was on the same page,” said bargaining committee member Chartel Scott from Shoppers store #2653 in Oxon Hill, MD. “My coworkers kept saying, ‘We’ve work too hard and too long’ and ‘Shoppers better give us what we deserve,’—we’ve definitely earned what we have, especially our health care benefits, and we don’t want to see that go away!”
In other Local 400 news, the union is back at the table again with Kroger, this time in West Virginia. “We are ready to do whatever it takes to fight for and win,” says the WV Kroger bargaining committee.