For those that haven’t already heard, we successfully ratified a contract with Shoppers Food and Pharmacy today!
With a unanimous vote of Local 400 members at Shoppers, we were able to secure a contract that secures some gains for us. It’s an amazing victory considering the anti-worker behavior that was illustrated by management at the bargaining table. Local 400 leadership recognized all of us at the meeting today and attributed our hard work to the delivery of this contract.
It the hard work of our Shoppers Advisory Committee members and other ACT!ivists like us that brought this contract home. We also believe that the over 600 members that attended the contract meeting did so as a result of our worker-to-worker campaign. We’d like to thank our fellow union members for their engagement, particularly those at Giant and Safeway that helped keep the pressure on our employer to do the right thing. We also can’t forget our customers that contacted store management repeatedly to pledge their support and demand that the harassment against us stop.
Please see the press release from the Local union for more information and contact your Local 400 Staff Representative with any questions.
This is a two year agreement which will expire in July of 2014 so our work doesn’t end here. Please join us so that we can continue to keep our fight for our rights alive. We’ll see you back on the shop floor, where we’ve proven that real power exists!