Back in 2013, UFCW Local 400 members caught Kroger cheating full-time associates out of their holiday pay by scheduling them fewer hours on weeks with holidays, in violation of their union contract.
“Some associates were cheated out of more than $1,200 dollars in lost pay,” the union reports.
Local 400 took the case to a neutral arbitrator, who ordered Kroger to pay up. “Without a union, that money would be lost to us,” said Local 400.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1882, as many as 30,000 marchers participated in New York City's very first Labor Day parade, demanding the 8-hour day.
Today’s labor quote is by writer Charles Lamb, who said:
"I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early."
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