Kroger WV, KY, OH New Negotiated Pay Scale Explained

Here are a few examples we put together to better explain the new pay scales in the 3-year agreement which was ratified November 3, 2014.

Example 1: Part Time
My name is George and I started working for Kroger in November 2014 at $7.25 an hour. By January 1, 2015, due to the minimum wage law I will be making $8.10 an hour. After a total of 7 months with the company or in June 2015, I will be making $8.15 an hour and after 13 months with the company or in December 2015, I will be making $8.20 an hour. Then in January 2016 the minimum wage will take its next hike and will bump me up to $8.75 an hour. I will remain at $8.75 an hour until the next negotiated increase to $8.95 an hour in January 2017. Then after 31 months total with the company or in June 2017, I will be making $9.00 an hour. This is a total of $1.75 increase throughout the life of the 3-year agreement. Visual for this example is below.

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Example 2: Part Time
My name is Cindy and I have 37 months with Kroger and I currently (November 2014) make $7.80 an hour. By January 1, 2015, due to the minimum wage law, I will be making $8.40 an hour.  After a total of 43 months with the company or in May 2015, I will be making $8.45 an hour and after 49 months with the company or in November 2015, I will be making $8.55 an hour. Then on January 1, 2016 the minimum wage will take its next hike and will bump me up to $8.85 an hour. After a total 55 months or in May 2016, I will be making $8.90 an hour. Then in January 2017 I will get another negotiated increase to $9.25 an hour. By May 2017, after being with the company for 67 months, I will be making $9.30 an hour. This is a total of $1.50 increase throughout the life of the 3-year agreement. Visual for this example is below.

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Example 3: Part Time
My name is Gregory and I been working at Kroger for 67 months (5.5 years) and I currently (November 2014) make $8.65 an hour. By January 1, 2015, due to the minimum wage law, I will be making $8.85 an hour. After a total of 73 months with the company or in May 2015, I will be making $8.95 an hour. Then on January 1, 2016 the minimum wage increase will raise my wage to $9.05 an hour. After a total 85 months or in May 2016, I will be making $9.10 an hour. Then in January 2017, I will get another negotiated increase to $9.40 an hour. By May 2017, after being with the company for 97 months, I will be making top rate at $11.40 an hour. This is a total of $2.75 increase throughout the life of the 3-year agreement. Visual for this example is below.

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Example 4: Full Time
My name is Laney, I work full time at Kroger currently making $11.00 an hour after working for the company for 61 months. After a total of 67 months with the company or in May 2015, I will be making $11.25 an hour. Then in February 2015 the top rate of pay increases to $14.01, when I reach 73 months, or November 2015 my rate will reflect this increase. Then boom, two months later I’ll go up to $14.26 an hour and one year later in January 2017 I will get another negotiated increase to $14.51 an hour. This is a total of $3.51 increase throughout the life of the 3-year agreement. Visual for this example is below.

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