Members of UFCW Local 700 ratified an agreement with Kroger for about 800 members working in nine Kroger stores around South Bend.
The new four-year agreement includes improvements to the grievance procedure and more options for vacation. There are guaranteed wage increases every year and more positions will receive premium pay.
Health care benefits for South Bend 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.