March, 2019

Union Bargaining Committee Reaches Tentative Agreement for New Contract with Chartwells

UFCW Local 700 is pleased to announce that our Union Bargaining Committee and representatives from Chartwells reached a tentative agreement for a new contract. The current contract between UFCW Local 700 and Chartwells expires May 3, 2019.


Thursday, April 4, 2019
Heritage Catering Room
11am – 2pm and 4pm – 6pm

Your Union Bargaining Committee recommends
a YES VOTE to APPROVE the proposed contract.

(Only Union Members may vote on the contract.)

We stuck together and won workplace improvements that help Chartwells workers and your families to have a better life:

Fairness and Security at Work

  • Protecting your job and hours by defining bargaining unit work
  • Advance notification for scheduling
  • Additional grievance resolution procedure
  • New respect and dignity clause
  • Additional steward in the evenings to better enforce the contract
  • Stronger overtime language
  • Work shoe allowance

Benefits to Build a Better Future

  • Guaranteed wage increases
  • New health care protection langage in case of a change in federal law
  • Time and ½ pay for working on holidays
  • Additional day of bereavement leave for immediate family members
  • Increased vacation accrual for workers with 5 or more years of service

Should you have any questions or desire further information, please contact your Union Representative, Juan Garcia at 317-752-3809 or Scott Barnett at 574-276-6526.

Union Prepares for Upcoming Indianapolis Kroger Contract Negotiations

The contract between UFCW Local 700 and Kroger Indianapolis expires on May 12, 2019. The agreement covers more than 10,000 workers in over 100 stores in the Indianapolis area.

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Bargaining Committee will be comprised of Union leaders and representatives, and 15 members who work in Indianapolis Kroger stores, as well as UFCW International staff. Thanks for the many contract proposals we received from members. We are committed to reaching an agreement that raises wages, increases opportunity, protects affordable, quality health care benefits, and keeps members safe at work.

During bargaining, we will be negotiating wages, language, and the meat pension, plus health care coverage for Kroger workers in Indianapolis, Ft. Wayne, and South Bend.

We have scheduled a number of dates in April and May leading up to the contract expiration.

If you’d like to receive updates throughout negotiations, please email with subject Indy Kroger or check us out on Facebook or Twitter.

Should you have any questions or want further information, please contact your Union Representative.