April, 2019

UFCW700, Kroger Hold First Meeting for Indianapolis Contract

Your UFCW Local 700 Bargaining Committee met today with representatives from the Kroger Co., and outlined our bargaining goals. We are focused on negotiating guaranteed wage increases over the life of the contract; protecting affordable, quality health care; and securing your retirement benefits for the future. The health care coverage negotiated as part of the Indianapolis Kroger contract will also apply to Kroger workers in Ft. Wayne and South Bend. Meat pensions are bargained separately in Indianapolis, Ft. Wayne, and South Bend; clerk pensions are covered by the nationally bargained UFCW Consolidated Pension Fund.

The company gave our bargaining committee an overview of its business including market share. Due to the Easter holiday, our next meeting is scheduled for April 23.

The contract between UFCW Local 700 and Kroger Indianapolis expires on May 12, 2019. The agreement covers more than 10,000 workers in over 70 stores in the Indianapolis area.

If you’d like bargaining updates, follow us on Twitter or Facebook, or email us with subject Indy Kroger.

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

Bargaining Dates, Training Set for Upcoming Indy Kroger Contract Negotiations

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Bargaining Committee is preparing for negotiations for a new agreement with Indianapolis Kroger. On April 8, members of the Bargaining Committee will attend a training presented by our union and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), a government agency that often assists in contract negotiations and mediation.

Negotiations for the Indianapolis Kroger contract are scheduled to begin on April 11.We are committed to reaching an agreement that raises wages, increases opportunity, protects affordable, quality health care benefits, and keeps members safe at work.

The contract between UFCW Local 700 and Kroger Indianapolis expires on May 12, 2019. The agreement covers more than 10,000 workers in over 70 stores in the Indianapolis area.

If you’d like to receive updates throughout negotiations, please email bkelly@ufcw700.orgwith subject Indy Kroger.

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