Your UFCW Local 700 Bargaining Committee met with representatives from the Kroger Co. yesterday, May 6, and today, May 7. We’ve made good progress on items related to contract language, and are working to resolve some outstanding issues.
The Company presented its health care proposal today, which we are reviewing and costing. Our focus in negotiations is guaranteed pay increases over the life of the contract; protecting affordable, quality health care; and securing your retirement benefits for the future. A careful analysis of today’s proposal is important because the health care coverage negotiated as part of the Indianapolis Kroger contract will also apply to Kroger workers in Ft. Wayne and South Bend. We will respond to their proposal when we reconvene.
We hope to receive the Company’s wage proposal when we meet again on Wednesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 9.
The contract between UFCW Local 700 and Kroger Indianapolis expires on May 12, 2019.
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