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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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August 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Back to School: Floreen Describes New Superintendent as “Impressive” (VIDEO)

In just a few weeks, Montgomery County public school students head back to class on Aug. 29th. A new school is opening and the district has a new superintendent at the helm. At a recent news briefing, Council President Nancy Floreen was asked for her thoughts on MCPS superintendent Dr. Jack Smith, and his plan […]

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August 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Council President Nancy Floreen Previews Fall Schedule at News Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen met with reporters on Aug. 1st for her final briefing before the Council’s six-week summer recess. At the briefing, Floreen discussed a variety of issues including the Council’s upcoming work session on the 9-1-1 system outage and her thoughts on Metro’s Safe Track. She also announced an upcoming Town […]

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April 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Floreen on Budget: “Everything is on the Table” (VIDEO)

At her weekly briefing this week, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen announced that two Council Committees will be studying compensation issues for county employees and Montgomery County Public Schools employees. This review comes as the Council considers a property tax increase as part of its budget deliberations. “Everything is on the table,” Floreen said. […]

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December 18, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Dr. Joshua Starr on Importance of His Budget Request (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr responds to a question about what happens if his recent budget request is not approved. Take a look:

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December 12, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Said Union Negotiations are in Early Stages (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett said union negotiations are in the early stages. Related:

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April 22, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Steve Simon on Voter Turnout (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia extra, Communications Consultant Steve Simon says he expects a good turnout for the primary election on June 24 in Montgomery County. Take a look: Related:

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February 9, 2014 | Staff Writer

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County Executive Candidates Forum Set for Feb. 12

The Montgomery County Executives candidates forum on public education will take place Feb. 12 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Richard Montgomery High School. This forum is sponsored by the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA), the Service Employees International Union Local 500 and the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals. Space is limited. To […]

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February 9, 2014 | Staff Writer

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BOE and MCEA Reach Tentative Agreement on Contract

The Montgomery County Board of Education and the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA) have reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract that provides teachers with salary increases, implements a new program to attract highly effective teachers to high-needs schools, and increases the share employees pay for health insurance. The contract, which will be voted […]

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