We are members of UFCW Local 400 ACT! (Activist Contract Team!) and we also work at Giant and Safeway stores in DC, Northern Va., and Md. We are working to build power as part of a communication network in our stores and in the community. We are mobilizing in the hopes that we can secure a fair contract from our employers, Giant and Safeway, in our negotiations which began in early January of 2012. Our contracts expire at the end of March and by then we hope that we’ve been able to negotiate a contract that will enable us to take care of ourselves and our families. We appreciate your support and we recognize that it’s customers supporting us, like you, that will make all the difference in our negotiations.