After weeks of negotiations and six store actions involving hundreds of members, UFCW Local 400 reports that "we still have work to do to get the best possible agreement." At the direction of the federal mediator, the union has agreed to extend its current contract until November 4. "While we are committed to continuing to work with Kroger for a contract that works for all of us, we will not allow Kroger to force us to continue negotiating indefinitely with the uncertainty of not having a new agreement," said Local 400. Read more here.
photo: Action at Morgantown WV Kroger last Saturday, when the current contract was due to expire; photo courtesy UFCW 400