Tentative agreement reached with Kroger
After UFCW 400 members at Kroger overwhelmingly voted to approve a strike last week, and intense negotiations this week, negotiators have reached a tentative agreement that the union’s bargaining advisory committee is unanimously recommending for ratification. “We stood strong and our solidarity won,” Local 400 reports. Key wins in include fully-funded health care, raises for all members, and no increase to prescription drug cost maximums. “This would not have happened without the unity, solidarity and strength of our members,” said Local 400. “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.” Members will review the tentative agreement next week, followed by voting in stores throughout the region.
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