UFCW Local 700 Announces Highlights of Proposed Contract with Southern Illinois Meat

UFCW Local 700 reached a tentative agreement with Kroger for a new, four-year Southern Illinois Meat Contract.

The proposed contract raises pay and protects your benefits:

  • Immediate increases of at least $1.00 for Meat Department Leads and Clerks
  • Higher starting rates for new hires
  • Raises night premium pay to $2.00 per hour
  • New pay scale to earn more raises faster
  • Protects affordable, quality health care with minimal increases that don’t begin until January 1, 2026
  • No plan design changes to dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability
  • Meat pension protected

Should you have any questions, please contact your Union Representative.

Your Union Negotiating Committee, Officers, and Staff recommend a YES VOTE TO APPROVE the proposed contract.

Special thanks to our Negotiating Committee Members Les Cox (L-380) and  Harry Ray (L-687).