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 shortly after news outlets in several cities interviewed members of the bargaining committee about the “last best” offer Kroger presented late on Saturday, May 7 and after days of us talking to customers about Kroger’s greed.
We will continue to put the pressure on Kroger to come back to the table and present us with a fair deal. As news broke yesterday that their CEO got a 17% raise last year to a total compensation package of $11.2 million, it is an insult to those of us who work hard every day to make them successful that they are only offering us quarters and twenty cents.
We need everyone to do whatever it takes to be at the contract meeting, Wednesday, May 18 at 10am at the Salem Civic Center, 1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem, VA and vote to reject Kroger’s greedy offer and yes to authorize a strike. This is the only way we will be able to win a fair contract. We will see you there on Wednesday morning.
UFCW Local 400 Bargaining Team
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