LANDOVER, Md. (July 11, 2024) – Ahead of a series of court cases that will begin at the end of July, a coalition of United Food & Commercial Workers unions (Locals 7, 324, 400, 770 and 3000) will be hosting a virtual press conference on the Kroger/Albertsons merger.

The coalition of local unions have helped lead the anti-merger efforts against the Kroger and Albertsons proposed mega merger and will provide timely updates, including thoughts on the recent release to the public of the companies’ proposed divested store list, and an overall briefing for journalists around the nation. Our informational presentation will be followed by a Q & A session for the media.

What: Virtual Press Conference on Kroger/Albertsons Merger
Zoom Registration:
When: 11:00 a.m. ET, Thursday, July 11, 2024
Who: Kathy Finn, President UFCW 770

John Marshall, Financial Analyst, UFCW 3000 & 324

Jane St Louis, a UFCW 400 member at Safeway in Maryland

Jessica Crowley, UFCW 770 member at Albertsons-owned Pavilions in California

Bill Valdez, a UFCW 7 member Kroger-owned King Soopers in Colorado


Upon request, post-event interviews can be arranged for media with local grocery store workers

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United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 is led by President Mark Federici and represents 35,000 members working in the grocery, retail, health care, food processing, service and other industries in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.