Pete’s ordeal started more than eight years ago, when he transferred from his Kroger store in Richmond to one in Appomattox, Virginia. He needed to help care for his brother who had cancer and be closer to his family.
Eventually, Pete became aware something was wrong. “My pension seemed awfully low,” he said. It turned out he was being paid as a clerk, not a meat cutter. It wasn’t until his UFCW Local 400 rep filed a grievance that Kroger finally agreed to reimburse Pete for the pay he had rightfully earned as a meat cutter.
“It wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t had my union there to help me,” Pete said. “Local 400 repaired Pete’s past and fixed his future,” added Local 400 rep Phil Frisina.
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