“We are trying to make something good out of a tragic situation for great folks who work awful hard and don’t deserve to be laid off,” said UFCW 400 president said Mark Federici Saturday at the Resource Fair organized to help the workers affected by the Shoppers Food closings. More than 200 members of Local 400 turned out for the Fair, where the Metro Washington Council’s Community Services Agency was one of over 30 agencies providing information on emergency assistance, services, training and jobs. “I spoke with members who have over 20 years of service at the same store! said CSA Executive Director Sonte DuCote. “We will continue to do everything we can to make sure our members land on their feet,” said Federici.
photo: Brenda Blades, Shoppers Food worker and UFCW Local 400 member, completes CSA emergency assistance application