Members of UFCW Local 700 and Kroger ratified an agreement for about 2,500 members working in 24 Kroger stores around Ft. Wayne.
The new four-year agreement includes improvements to the grievance procedure, provisions for more fair and equitable scheduling, and more options for vacation. There are guaranteed wage increases every year and more positions will receive premium pay.
Health care benefits for Fort Wayne stores were negotiated as part of the Indianapolis Stores agreement; as part of the agreement, there are more options for health care coverage and benefits are guaranteed for a year.
Pension benefits were secured through the UFCW Consolidated Fund ratified by members in 2011. Meat pension language was secured to maintain benefits.
For more information, please contact your Union Representative.