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For UFCW Local 400 member and Kroger meat cutter “Pete” Dickerson, justice was a long time coming. But when it arrived, it was sweet—to the tune of nearly thirty-two thousand dollars.
Pete’s ordeal started more than eight years ago, when he transferred from his Kroger store in Richmond to one in Appomattox, Virginia. He needed to help care for his brother who had cancer and be closer to his family.
Eventually, Pete became aware something was wrong. “My pension seemed awfully low,” he said. It turned out he was being paid as a clerk, not a meat cutter. It wasn’t until his UFCW Local 400 rep filed a grievance that Kroger finally agreed to reimburse Pete for the pay he had rightfully earned as a meat cutter.
“It wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t had my union there to help me,” Pete said. “Local 400 repaired Pete’s past and fixed his future,” added Local 400 rep Phil Frisina.
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Stephen W. Courtien has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Baltimore-DC Building Trades, which is currently a department of the International Building Trades. In January, Courtien will head up the new Baltimore-DC Metro Building Trades Council as President. In recent years, Courtien has served as Regional Director for the building trades in both DC and Virginia. "With Stephen taking the helm, I have full confidence that the best is yet to come," said Kirk Brungard of North America's Building Trades Unions. Courtien can be reached at [email protected].
Participate in the upcoming Community Services Agency's Golf Tournament and you'll get a chance to win an authentic Nats autographed jersey. "All you need to do is guess the correct number of pins in the fishbowl or come close to it," says CSA Executive Director Sonte DuCote. An autographed Nats baseball will also be a raffle prize. "The CSA Golf Committee is working to make this year's tournament an extra-special fun time and most of all give unions and allies the opportunity to help union members facing hardship," DuCote adds. Mark Monday, September 23 on your calendars and, for more information email [email protected] or visit CSA'swebsite.