Union Prepares for Upcoming Contract Negotiations with Kroger in South Bend

The contract between UFCW Local 700 and Kroger South Bend expires on October 26, 2019. The agreement covers about 800 workers in nine stores in the South Bend area.

Our UFCW Local 700 Union Negotiating Committee is comprised of Union leaders and representatives, members who work in South Bend Kroger stores, and UFCW International staff. We have been reviewing contract proposal questionnaires and are completing our proposals.

During bargaining, we will be negotiating wages, language, and the meat pension; health care coverage and retirement benefits for clerks were negotiated as part of the Indianapolis Kroger agreement approved earlier this year. We are committed to reaching an agreement that raises wages, increases opportunity, and keeps members safe at work.

We are working with the company to finalize dates for negotiations.

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