UFCW Local 700 and Kroger reached a tentative agreement for about 800 members working in 9 Kroger stores around South Bend.
Your Union Bargaining Committee worked to reach a balanced agreement. The proposed four-year agreement includes language improvements and guaranteed wage increases every year.
We were able to reach a deal quickly because health care benefits for South Bend stores were negotiated as part of the Indianapolis Stores agreement, and pension benefits were secured through the UFCW Consolidated Fund ratified by members in 2011.
Union Representatives will be in stores discussing details of the package on Monday, October 13, and Tuesday, October 14; voting will take place in stores on Wednesday, October 15. Your Union Bargaining Committee recommends a yes vote, and ratification of the proposed agreement.
For more information, please contact your Union Representative.