After members overwhelmingly voted to approve a strike last week, and intense negotiations this week, we have reached a tentative agreement that the bargaining advisory committee is unanimously recommending for ratification.

We stood strong and our solidarity won:

  • Health care funding that experts say will fully fund our health care for the life of the contract
  • Real raises for EVERYONE
  • Premiums for ALL department heads
  • No increase to prescription drug costs maximums + a new diabetes program to reduce drug costs
  • New hours eligibility measurement period doesn’t start until after ratification
  • All raises retroactive to November 1, 2020

This would not have happened without the unity, solidarity and strength of our members. When Kroger threatened to put our health care at risk, we stood strong and proved we were willing to fight for what we deserve. While no contract is perfect, our credible strike threat got us a fair agreement and we are ready to recommend it for ratification.

Next week, we will review this tentative agreement in detail over a Tele-Town Hall, followed by voting in stores throughout the region. We will announce details for both the Tele-Town Hall and voting schedule tomorrow, Saturday, November 14. Stay tuned for more.

Review the Tentative Agreement

Download a PDF copy of the Tentative Agreement by clicking the button below. Print copies of the agreement will also be  provided at each voting site.

Tele-Town Hall: November 17

We will be hosting a Tele-Town Hall on Tuesday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m. to review the tentative agreement.

Due to the pandemic, we cannot hold our typical ratification meeting in a large, indoor arena. To ensure everyone’s safety as we present this tentative agreement for a vote, we are conducting our meeting as a Tele-Town Hall. During the Tele-Town Hall, we will review the proposal in detail. You must register to attend the Tele-Town Hall by filling out the form below.

Voting In Stores: November 19-20

Voting will take place at stores throughout the region to provide every member with the opportunity to vote in their area. 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.

Voting Schedule

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.

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Kroger #722, 80 Skyline Plaza Dr, Buckhannon, WV 26201
Kroger #752, 2007 E 7th St, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Kroger #781, 6306 State Rd 107, Proctorville, OH 45669
Kroger #817, 3265 Smoot Ave, Madison, WV 25130


Friday, November 20, 2020
Kroger #772, 5717 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston, WV 25304
Kroger #773, 198 Emily Dr, Clarksburg, WV 26301
Kroger #784, 302 Great Teays Blvd, Scott Depot, WV 25560
Kroger #790, 133 Beckley Crossing Shopping Center, Beckley, WV 25801

Vote Count: November 21

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 Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. 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

Registration for this event is now closed.