22-Year Kroger Member Triumphs Over Adversity

22-Year Kroger Member Triumphs Over Adversity

To say that Margie Landers has never had it easy is an understatement. Twenty-two years ago, she was living in a homeless shelter in Amadaville, W.Va. and she was determined to make it on her own. During the year she lived in the shelter, she took GED classes, and...
Shop Steward Opens Her Home to Struggling Coworkers

Shop Steward Opens Her Home to Struggling Coworkers

It was in the Winter of 2013. The weather was brutally cold and snow was on the ground. A young woman working in the salad bar at Giant #123 in Temple Hills, Md., had fallen on hard times and lost her home. Fortunately, her shop steward was Bernadette...
Kroger Shop Steward Retires After 42 Years

Kroger Shop Steward Retires After 42 Years

Fought for Fair Treatment, Served on Four Bargaining Committees Over the course of 42 years working for Kroger—40 as a shop steward—Ray Jones saw a massive amount of change. But every step of the way, through good times and bad, there was always one constant—he made...
Clinton Healthcare Center Workers Awarded $1,500 in Back Pay

Clinton Healthcare Center Workers Awarded $1,500 in Back Pay

Like most Local 400 members, the contract covering employees at the Clinton Healthcare Center in Clinton, Md., requires scheduling to be based on seniority. Workers with the most seniority are scheduled for 10 days in each two week period, and those with less tenure...
West Virginia Shop Steward Hosts His Own Union Meetings at Home

West Virginia Shop Steward Hosts His Own Union Meetings at Home

Jim Logan has been a Kroger employee and union member in West Virginia for 42 years. He lives in Caldwell and works in Fairlea, but to people who don’t live there, it’s all Lewisburg – the town with a population of around 3,800 that was named “the coolest small town...