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Standing Strong Got Us A Better Deal

Bargaining Update #9 Last week, we stood strong together and voted unanimously to reject Kroger’s proposal and authorize a strike. We made it clear that we demand better raises, more personal holidays, and better for our retirees. We brought Kroger back to the bargaining table. Thanks to all of us sticking together as a union, we […]

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UPDATE: Strike Authorization Passes, Negotiations With Kroger Resume May 23

Bargaining Update #8 Updated 1:00 p.m., May 18, 2016 On Wednesday, May 18, at our mass meeting in Salem, our members voted unanimously to reject Kroger’s “last best offer” and authorize a strike at 41 stores in the region. Kroger’s latest proposal would have provided only slight wage increases and no paid sick days for store […]

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Kroger’s Top Executives Get Millions While Workers Get Quarters

This week, Rodney McMullen, the CEO of Kroger, was rewarded a 17 percent pay raise by the company’s board of directors. His total compensation jumped from $9.2 million to a staggering $11.2 million. Assuming he works an average number of hours per year, which the federal Office of Personnel Management estimates to be 2,087, McMullen […]

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Media Attention Increasing Pressure on Kroger to Negotiate a Fair Deal

The possibility of a strike authorization vote on Wednesday has drawn media attention and increased the pressure on Kroger to return to the bargaining table. Earlier this week, shortly after several TV stations aired interviews with members of the union bargaining team, the company agreed to extend the current contract through June 4. Even as […]

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Amid Public Pressure, Kroger Agrees to Extend Contract Through June 4

Kroger Bargaining Update #7 Since midnight on Sunday, May 8, we have been working without a contract. Today, the company formally agreed to extend the current contract through Saturday, June 4. This means that all of the protections and benefits guaranteed in our collective bargaining agreement remain in effect until that date. The agreement came […]

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Kroger Union Members File Charges Against Kroger for Violating Federal Law

Union members have filed “Unfair Labor Practice” charges against Kroger for violating federal labor law after several store managers threatened the workers earlier this week for talking to customers about the company’s awful collective bargaining proposal. At a few stores, managers called the police, even though it was clear that no laws were being violated, […]

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Employees At 41 Kroger Stores in the Region May Vote to Authorize A Strike Next Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 12, 2016 CONTACT Jonathan Williams, UFCW Local 400, jwilliams@local400.org ROANOKE, VA – Thousands of Kroger associates in the Roanoke Valley have been working without a contract since midnight on Sunday, May 8, after the grocery giant presented a last-minute proposal that would have provided only slight wage increases and no […]

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