These changes, described in Section 6 of the company’s proposal, place a limit on the amount of money Kroger is required to pay to fund your health care benefits. Neutral third-party experts have made it clear that this cap is inadequate to fund your benefits, but despite those facts, the company is insisting on the cap anyway.
According to the experts, as early as 14 months from now, this cap could be exceeded and several things could happen, including:
- Your weekly contributions will increase
- Your health care coverage will be slashed, with less coverage, higher deductibles, out of pockets, and copays, and increased prescription drug costs.
- Your eligibility for benefits will change making you no longer eligible for health care
Any or all three of these outcomes are possible under Kroger’s proposal. Furthermore, you would never have an opportunity to vote on these changes; they would be mandated by Kroger’s current proposal. This is simply unacceptable.
For example, if costs exceed the cap being proposed by Kroger, then the rules could change so only employees averaging 30+ hours per week are eligible for health care. Anyone working fewer hours per week would lose their coverage. Or your weekly costs for health care could increase by any amount without asking your permission. Your prescription drug costs could also increase. Or benefits could simply be cut so certain doctors or medical procedures are no longer covered by your insurance. Or all of the above!
Take Action to Save Our Health Care!
We cannot allow Kroger to put our hard-won health care benefits at risk. Now is the time to stand together for what we deserve. Check out the action schedule below and join us at an action near you.
All actions take place 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
|Wednesday, October 28, 2020|
|Kroger #668, 25 Holden Rd, Mt. Gay, WV 25637|
|Kroger #753, 930 Division Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101|
|Kroger #784, 302 Great Teays Blvd., Scott Depot, WV 25560|
|Thursday, October 29, 2020|
|Kroger #763, 5450 Big Tyler Road, Charleston, WV 25312|
|Kroger #773, 198 Emily Drive, East Point Mall, Clarksburg, WV 26301|
|Kroger #780, 411 Mall Road, Oak Hill, WV 25901|
|Friday, October 30, 2020|
|Kroger #714, 350 Patteson Dr, Morgantown, WV 26505|
|Kroger #725, 1439 Maccorkle Ave Sw, St. Albans, WV 25177|
|Kroger #765, 180 Red Oak Shop Ctr, Ronceverte, WV 24970|
|Saturday, October 31, 2020|
|Kroger #785, Ashton Place Shop. Center, 1100 Fledder John Rd., Charleston, WV 25314|
|Kroger #799, 1008 Washington Blvd., Belpre, OH 45714|
|Kroger #805, 1734 Harper Road, Beckley, WV 25801|
Tele-Town Hall - November 2
We will be hosting a Tele-Town Hall on Monday, November 2 at 4:00 p.m. to review whatever offer Kroger has on the table.
Due to the pandemic, we cannot hold our typical contract meeting in a large, indoor arena. To ensure everyone’s safety as we present this offer for a vote, we are conducting our meeting as a Tele-Town Hall. During the Tele-Town Hall, we will review the offer in detail. You must register to attend the Tele-Town Hall by filling out the form below.
Voting In Stores - November 3-5
Voting will take place at stores throughout the region November 3-5, 2020. Voting will not take place over the phone. If you are unable to attend the Tele-Town Hall, print copies of the company’s offer will be provided at each voting site.
You should receive a card in the mail with the full voting schedule. Bring the card with you for faster entry into the voting booths.
Masks must be worn at all times while voting. Voting is open at each location from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
|Tuesday, November 3, 2020|
|Kroger #752, 2007 East 7th St, Parkersburg, WV|
|Kroger #781, 6306 State Rt 7, Proctorville, OH|
|Kroger #817, 3265 Smoot Ave, Madison, WV|
|Wednesday, November 4, 2020|
|Kroger #734, 406 John Raine Dr, Rainelle, WV|
|Kroger #773, 198 Emily Dr, Clarksburg, WV|
|Kroger #784, 302 Great Teays Blvd, Scott Depot, WV|
|Thursday, November 5, 2020|
|Kroger #722, 80 Skyline Plaza Dr, Buckhannon, WV|
|Kroger #772, 5717 MacCorkle Ave. SE, Charleston, WV|
|Kroger #790, 133 Beckley Crossing, Beckley, WV|
Vote Count: 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 6
Since we are unable to meet in person, we are conducting the vote count over Zoom so any member may witness the tabulation of ballots.
Join us on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. ET via Zoom video conference to witness the vote count. You must register at the link below in order to attend.
The results of the vote will be announced shortly after on our website, social media and text updates.
Please note: you must be a UFCW Local 400 member in good standing in order to witness the vote count.
Register for the Tele-Town Hall
4:00 p.m., Monday, November 2, 2020
Registration for this event is now closed.