Welcome to UFCW Local 1776's website. Our goal is for the site to be useful to all of our members, and to make it the online place to share information and interact with everyone committed to building a better life for working men and women. Please register on the site to get updates from the Local. Send us your suggestions by visiting the "Contact Us" tab or emailing here -- In Solidarity, Wendell W. Young, IV, President, UFCW Local 1776
Workers at Bestway, a Latino supermarket in the Falls Church, Va. suburb of Washington, D.C. came together in September to form a union at their work. However, their company ignored their requests to bargain and instead engaged in systematic illegal retaliation against union supporters by cutting hours, changing schedules, holding one-on-one interrogation meetings and threatening to call immigration on the workers.
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In accordance with the Union's bylaws, nominations were held on Monday, July 1, 2013 for the election of Local 1776 officers and Executive Board.
The Challenge Team was nominated with no oppositions; therefore, there was no election on July 11, 2013.
Wendell W. Young, IV has been reelected as Local 1776 President; Michele Kessler as Secretary-Treasurer; and Barbara Johnson as Recorder.
Members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local1776 who work in 16 Greater Philadelphia area ShopRite supermarkets ratified new two-year labor contracts on April 24, 2013.
The contracts cover 2,300 workers at ShopRites owned and operated by the Brown, Collins, R&R McMenamin, Colligas, Ammons and Zallie families in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania suburbs.
March 20, 2013-- Greg Mays has replaced Ron Burkle as chairman of A&P at their headquarters in Montvale, New Jersey; the parent company of Superfresh, Pathmark and Food Basics.
Mays is a former A&P board member and said the company was starting to show positive cash flow and improvement in a meeting with union leaders on Wednesday. The meeting centered on union desires to win back concessions they had made during A&P's bankruptcy proceedings if and when the company is profitable again.