Your UFCW Local 700 Union Bargaining Committee reached a tentative agreement with the Company for a new Indianapolis Kroger contract.
The proposed three-year agreement includes guaranteed wage increases; improves contract language; secures quality, affordable health care; maintains employee weekly contributions; and protects retirement security.
We were able to complete bargaining more quickly than normal because we agreed with the company to open the contract early and negotiated wage increases in November 2015. Members of UFCW Local 700 working in Indianapolis Kroger stores approved the new wage scale and improved scheduling provisions. The new pay rates were effective November 15, 2015. Because of the new wage scale, employees earn bigger raises as you move through each step and reach the top rate sooner. Additionally, members of UFCW approved the creation of the UFCW Consolidated Fund in 2011, which provides and guarantees pension coverage through 2021.
Details of the proposed agreement will be available in stores on Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10. Members may vote on the contract in stores on Wednesday, May 11; voting schedules will be posted in stores on Monday, May 9.
Should you have specific questions, please contact your Union Representative.
Your UFCW Local 700 Union Bargaining Committee recommends a YES VOTE for approval of the proposed agreement.