The work you do every day helps feed our neighbors and power our communities. You’ve been on the frontlines of a global pandemic – showing up while others stay home. Along with other UFCW Locals from around the country and our partners at the International Union, we have been fighting for additional pay that acknowledges your service in a time of crisis, for safe places to work, and for additional workplace protections.
We are proud to announce that we have agreed to a pay increase and increase in night crew premium for workers in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne area Kroger stores; increases are effective October 31. This pay increase is a result of your continued dedication to feeding families around our state and ongoing advocacy to recognize the challenges you face at work. You have earned these increases and you deserve them.
A strong union contract, including higher pay and better benefits, can help attract additional workers to better manage the ongoing demands of grocery professionals; this means that there should be more people to take care of customers and stores will be better able to have appropriate levels of staff.
We will negotiate new contracts with Kroger next year. The Indianapolis contract expires in May 2022; the Fort Wayne contract expires in August 2022; the South Bend contract expires in October 2022. Just as we stuck together to win this pay increase, we must stand together to continue building on this victory.
Should you have any questions or desire further information, please contact your Union Representative.