Kroger members from UFCW Local 400 and Local 23 in Pittsburgh, PA are wearing buttons in solidarity with their fellow Kroger workers who work in Virginia, specifically in the Kroger Marketplace stores that recently opened in Henrico and Virginia Beach. Earlier this month, current Local 400 Kroger members along with President Mark Federici attended the grand opening event of the Kroger Marketplace on Staples Mill Rd. in Henrico, Va. Local 400 parked out front of the store’s entrance alongside the other vendors. Just like store #540 in Virginia Beach, Va. Kroger is attempting to deny its workforce the benefits of a union contract.

“Our message is positive, and having a presence at the grand opening was essential in relaying that message,” said Local 400 President Mark P. Federici. “Representation by Local 400 is good for working families and the communities they live in. The people working in these stores are indispensable to the success of Kroger. They deserve to have a free and fair choice for representation, Kroger is denying them that right.”

To our Kroger members, please send in photos of you and your coworkers wearing these solidarity buttons (using your cell phone camera is perfect!) and email it to or message us on Facebook, please be sure to include your store number! We are standing with workers in Virginia for a voice on the job in Kroger! #KrogerStrong