Giant Labor Communications
For 77 years, Giant has carried on the legacy of founders N.M. Cohen and Samuel Lehrman by providing terrific value and customer service to its shoppers and local communities, firmly establishing it as the Nation's Capital Grocer. Over the years, we have worked side-by-side with our associates to build on our legacy and create a better place to shop for customers and a better place to work for thousands of people throughout communities in the Baltimore-Washington region.
On October 31, 2013, Giant's contract with United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 400 and Local 27 expired. We are conducting contract negotiations with the UFCW, and our commitment is simple: we will bargain in good faith to reach a fair and balanced contract that respects our legacy, honors our associates' contributions and reflects our competitive realities. Giant associates are among the highest compensated in the industry in the Baltimore-Washington region, and we want to continue this tradition.
We also want a fair and balanced contract for our company and our community. It's no secret that traditional grocers like Giant are facing heightened competition from all retail corners, losing market share to non-traditional grocery retailers such as drug stores, convenience stores and "big box stores." We must ensure that Giant is a strong, profitable and competitive company for the future, so we will focus on achieving a contract agreement that is good for our associates and their families, our company and our communities.
Giant will use this website to share information about our bargaining positions and contract proposals. We invite you to visit often and sign up for our email updates.
We look forward to productive negotiations with the UFCW that lead to a fair and balanced contract for our associates, our company and the communities we serve.