DC JwJ Mobilizes to Support Grocery Workers

GWULocal400.jpgJoin DC Jobs with Justice in taking action to defend health care and pensions for grocery workers. We’ll be holding a week of leafletting outside Safeway and Giant Stores. Read on to find out how you can take a stand for good jobs! rnrnMembers of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 who work at Safeway and Giant stores throughout the metro Washington area are in a fight for the future of retail jobs. Under increasing pressure from big box stores and non-union groceries like Harris Teeter, Safeway and Giant are pushing for a contract that rolls back hard-won benefits such as affordable healthcare and pensions. The contract that expires on March 29th will impact 20,000 union grocery workers in the DC metro area – and countless other workers in the industry. rnrnNow is the time to send a strong message that we’ll won’t let this happen in our community. There are two ways you can help: rnrn1) Join DC JwJ at one of these leafletting actions: rnrn* Tuesday, March 25 at 6:00pm rn Georgia Safeway, 3830 Georgia Ave NWrn Shaw Giant, 1414 8th St NWrn Columbia Heights Giant, 1345 Park Rd NWrn Adams Morgan Safeway, Columbia Rd NWrnrn* Wednesday, March 26th at 12:30pm rn Secret Safeway, 1800 20th St. NWrnrn* Wednesday, March 26th at 6:00pm rn Waterfront Safeway, 401 M St SWrn Van Ness Giant, 4303 Connecticut Ave NWrn Congress Heights Giant, 1535 Alabama Ave SErnrn* Thursday, March 27th at 12:00pm rn Secret Safeway, 1800 20th St. NWrnrn* Thursday, March 27th at 6:00pm rn Dupont Circle Safeway,1701 Corcoran St NWrn Rockville Safeway, 5200 Randolph. Rockville, MD 20852rnrnWe’ll meet in front of the stores. Look-out for coordinators wearing blue Jobs with Justice buttons. rnrn2) Can’t make it to an action? You can give out solidarity cards to workers in the stores where you shop. Sign up and download printable materials online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=BuOqbrYu4oAvK4icEt1c7w_3d_3d rnrnFor more info contact Ruth at 202-974-8281 or rcastel(at)dclabor.org rnrnSo far we’ve organized actions at the Union Mill Giant,Columbia Heights Giant, Adams Morgan Safeway, Tennelytown Safeway, Rhode Island Giant, Burke Center Giant, Festival at Riva Giant.

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