Your UFCW Local 700 Bargaining Committee met today with representatives from the Kroger Co. We exchanged contract language proposals today; the two sides met separately to consider the proposals, and there were counter-offers on a number of items.
We remain 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.
Our next meeting is scheduled for May 6; the contract between UFCW Local 700 and Kroger Indianapolis expires on May 12, 2019.
Should you have any questions or desire further information, please contact your Union Representative.