Kroger is closing its store on High St. and NOT giving employees the option of staying in the area. Instead, Kroger is only offering them jobs at a new store in Yorktown — a 50 mile round trip commute.
As one worker, Laverne Wrenn, wrote in the Virginia Pilot, “All of us who work in the High Street store are members of the Portsmouth community. We live here and send our children to the neighborhood schools…We have built our lives around this store and this communi- ty. But now Kroger is giving us just one month’s notice to transfer to a store 25 miles away or lose our jobs.”
STAND WITH THESE WORKERS AS THEY DEMAND THE RIGHT TO TRANSFER TO CLOSER STORES WITH ALL THE BENEFITS AND PROTECTIONS OF THE UNION CONTRACT.
Can’t make it April 10, we have an online petition for you to take action right now!