After weeks of difficult negotiations, conducted all electronically over Zoom, with the assistance of federal mediators, we have reached a tentative agreement with Kroger that we, along with your bargaining advisory committee, are unanimously recommending for ratification. While, like always, we did not get everything we want, this agreement represents a fair deal that meets our goals.
Due to the pandemic, these contract negotiations were unusual and took place entirely over video conference. Likewise, we must also take steps to ensure everyone’s safety as we present this tentative agreement for a vote. Look for details this week on how we will be presenting the details of the agreement and making sure all members can cast an informed and safe vote.