March 5, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Safeway Contract ‘Overwhelmingly’ Approved by Workers

The new contract proposed by Safeway was “overwhelmingly” voted through Thursday, according to a statement from UFCW Local 400, the union representing Safeway employees. Key points in the contract are the same as in the Giant Food contract: maintaining pensions and protecting retiree benefits, wage scales that are above the minimum wage and will increase, […]

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March 5, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Safeway Workers Reach Tentative Agreement to Avoid Strike

At 2 a.m. Thursday morning, Safeway union members reached a tentative agreement with the company for a new contract, according to Jonathan Williams, communications director for UFCW Local 400, the union representing Safeway employees.  The union will go over Safeway’s offer at a 1 p.m. meeting Thursday at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center […]

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March 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Safeway Workers Across D.C. Region Prepare for Possible Strike Vote Tomorrow

Safeway workers are preparing to vote on a possible strike Thursday.  Workers are at a standstill with Safeway in reaching a new union contract. The main issue is whether or not Safeway will agree to fully fund workers’ pensions. UFCW Local 400, the union representing Safeway employees, said in a statement that they are not […]

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February 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Safeway Workers Set Strike Vote, Would Affect All DMV Locations

Giant and Safeway grocery store employees rallied outside of a Safeway in Washington, D.C. to demand a fair union contract from the two companies or risk employees striking. UFCW Local 400, a union representing employees from the grocery stores, organized the press conference and rally today outside of the Safeway at 1100 4th St. SW.  […]

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September 20, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Says Students at Climate Strike Are Unexcused

Montgomery County students left school Friday to participate in the Washington, D.C. Climate Strike, against Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) recommendation. The strike is part of Friday’s Global Climate Strike, which includes more than 150 countries rallying for climate change reform.  Clarksburg on the bus to the #ClimateStrike… Public transit ridership is the first step! […]

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July 15, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Trabajadores planean huelga durante Amazon Prime Day

Los trabajadores de los almacenes de Amazon en Shakopee, Minnesota, están en huelga en uno de los días más ocupados del año para la compañía: Amazon Prime Day. Los trabajadores planean hacer huelga durante seis horas para exigir condiciones de trabajo más seguras y empleos más seguros. La huelga tendrá lugar en dos turnos. Los […]

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July 15, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Workers Plan to Strike on Amazon Prime Day

Amazon warehouse workers in Shakopee, Minnesota are striking on one of the busiest days of the year for the company – Amazon Prime Day. Workers plan to strike for six hours to demand safer working conditions and more secure jobs. The strike will take place over two shifts. Protesters will leave the facility and demonstrate […]

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July 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Metro Union Authorization of Strike Draws Criticism from Hogan

Gov. Larry Hogan said a potential strike by Metro employee is “going to set us way back.” Here’s what he said:     Hogan was speaking at the Universities of Shady Grove for an announcement of tuition assistance programs. WTOP reported that Metro’s largest union voted to authorize a strike on Sunday.

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December 30, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Trash/Recycling Collection Continues in MoCo Despite Strike

Montgomery County officials are continuing to remind residents to put out their trash and recycling for pickup despite the strike at Unity Disposal and Recycling, LLC. In a news release dated Dec. 30, officials advised residents in the areas affected by the strike to have recyclables and trash out by 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. […]

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December 29, 2014 | Staff Writer

Trash Strike Continues, The Impact in Montgomery County Described as “Minimal”

UPDATED 12-29-14 The Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services (Department of Environmental Protection) is reminding residents scheduled for trash and recycling collections in the areas affected by the strike at Unity Disposal and Recycling LLC, to put their trash and recyclables out by 7 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 29. Residents in the affected areas […]

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