UFCW Local 400 At Yorktown, Va. Kroger Grand Opening

11063625_934076963279873_3775071724033285286_nUpon the closing of Kroger 534 in Yorktown, Kroger 555 reopened on May 13 across the street in a new and more updated space. Our Kroger brothers and sisters worked long and hard hours preparing the store’s for the grand opening. Stewards, representatives, organizers, and new members all joined in celebrating the opening with a canopy in front of the store. Some folks were outside giving UFCW Local 400 balloons away, painting children’s faces, and chatting with customers while Kroger stewards Laverne “Misty” Wrenn and Cheryl Brown talked to dozens of new hires inside the store. Over 220 community members signed cards declaring that they “love shopping union” and many engaged with members about how great it was that Kroger is a union shop. Over 220 community members signed cards declaring that they “love shopping union” and many engaged with members about how great it was that Kroger is a union shop.
We will be posting these cards on the union bulletin board inside the break room soon. Many customers proudly wore our Local 400 gold union t-shirts inside while they shopped. “At one point I went inside the store to talk to members and saw the aisles covered in UFCW gold,” said Kayla Mock, Local 400 union organizer. “It was great to see such an outpouring of support from the customers.”