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Kroger Workers to Receive Additional Pay

Grocery workers have continued to serve our communities throughout this pandemic – ensuring that people and families have the food and supplies they need. UFCW Local 700 has continued to advocate for additional pay for our members to recognize the sacrifices and risk you take by continuing to do your jobs.

Hourly Kroger workers active as of August 15, 2020 will receive a $100 Thank You Credit on your loyalty card. (This credit is not taxable.) In addition, you will receive 1,000 fuel points. Both of these will be applied on September 1. If you do not have a loyalty card, you will receive a $100 gift card that will not be taxed.

Kroger workers who were on Leave of Absence (LOA) as of Aug 15 are not eligible, with the exception of those on Emergency LOA.

The $100 store credit will be issued for each qualifying hourly associate. For example, if a parent and child are both qualifying hourly workers and share a loyalty card, they will receive a credit of $200, or $100 per worker. In the same way, 1,000 bonus fuel points will be issued for each qualifying Kroger worker. (Members of the household must have their loyalty cards linked in ExpressHR for these offers to automatically load.)

We will keep advocating for additional pay and resources for you. We believe this additional pay should continue, as the COVID-19 crisis is, too.

Thank you for all of the ways you serve our community. Should you have questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact your Union Representative.

UFCW Local 700 Members Approve New Contract with Maple Leaf

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Negotiating Committee is proud to announce that members have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year agreement with Maple Leaf Farms for a contract covering about 130 workers.

Together, we reached an agreement that will help create a better place to work and a more secure future for Maple Leaf workers and your families. With your support and solidarity, we:
• Increased pay
• Secure wage rates for additional job classifications
• Kept insurance premiums affordable
• Improved paid funeral leave benefits
• Increased vacation time for newer employees
• Protected additional hours by seniority

Special thanks to the union members serving on the Negotiating Committee; we appreciate your time, effort, and thoughtful consideration of contract issues and proposals throughout the process:

Bev Arthur
Magdalena Camarena
Araceli Gomez

New copies of the contract will be available within 4-6 weeks. Should you have any questions or desire further information, please contact your Union Representative.

UFCW Local 700 Members Approve New South Bend Kroger Contract

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Negotiating Committee is proud to announce that members have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year agreement with Kroger for a contract covering about 800 workers in the nine South Bend-area stores.

We stuck together in negotiations and won:

  • Guaranteed pay increases
  • Lump-sum compensation
  • Higher premiums
  • Quality, affordable health care for members and your families
  • Health care benefit improvements
  • Retirement security for a better future
  • Language improvements creating more opportunity for you

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

UFCW Local 700, Kroger Reach Tentative Agreement for South Bend

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Bargaining Committee is proud to announce that we’ve reached a tentative agreement with Kroger for a new, three-year contract; the proposed contract covers about 800 workers in nine stores in the South Bend area.

YOUR UNION OFFICERS, STAFF, AND UNION BARGAINING COMMITTEE RECOMMEND A YES VOTE TO APPROVE THE PROPOSED CONTRACT.

We stuck together in negotiations and were able to win:

  • Guaranteed pay increases
  • Lump-sum compensation
  • Higher premiums
  • Quality, affordable health care for members and your families
  • Health care benefit improvements
  • Retirement security for a better future
  • Language improvements creating more opportunity for you

Union Representatives and Bargaining Committee Members will be in stores on Monday, October 21, and Tuesday, October 22, to discuss details of the proposed contract and answer questions. Voting will take place on Wednesday, October 23.

UFCW700-KROGER SOUTH BEND
CONTRACT VOTE SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2019

STORE

VOTING TIMES*

J-

879

8:00 am – 9:15 am

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

J-

886

10:00 am – 11:15 am

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm

J-

889

9:45 am – 11:00 am

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

J-

901

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

J-

903

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

J-

915

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

J-

938

8:00 am – 9:00 am

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

J-

963

10:15 am – 11:15 am

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

J-

966

7:00 am – 8:15 am CST

6:00 pm – 7:15 pm CST

*All times EST, except J-966 (CST)
You may vote in the time and location most convenient for you.
Only union members may vote on the contract.

 

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.

UFCW Local 700 Members Approve New Decatur Kroger Contract

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Negotiating Committee is proud to announce that members have overwhelmingly approved a new two-year agreement with Kroger for a contract covering about 300 workers in the three Decatur-area stores.

We stuck together in negotiations and were able to win:

  • Guaranteed pay increases over the life of the contract
  • Lump-sum compensation for top-rated, grandfathered workers, Qualified Assistant and Department Heads, Specialty and Night Grocery Leaders, Qualifying Full-time and Part-time Clerks and Utility Clerks
  • Higher premiums for night crews
  • Quality, affordable health care for members and your families
  • Health care benefit improvements
  • Retirement security for a better future
  • Language improvements creating more opportunity for you

Special thanks to the union members serving on the Negotiating Committee; we appreciate your time, efforts, and thoughtful consideration of contract issues and proposals throughout this process:

Jody Burns, Kroger J-946
Christine Ramsey, Kroger J-946
Diane Ridgeway, Kroger J-924
Karen Browning, Kroger J-922

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

UFCW Local 700, Kroger Reach Tentative Agreement for Decatur Contract

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Bargaining Committee is proud to announce that we’ve reached a tentative agreement with Kroger for a new, two-year contract; the proposed contract covers about 300 workers in the three Decatur-area stores.

YOUR UNION OFFICERS, STAFF, AND UNION BARGAINING COMMITTEE RECOMMEND A YES VOTE TO APPROVE THE PROPOSED CONTRACT.

We stuck together in negotiations and were able to win:

  • Guaranteed pay increases over the life of the contract
  • Lump-sum compensation for top-rated, grandfathered workers, Qualified Assistant and Department Heads, Specialty and Night Grocery Leaders, Qualifying Full-time and Part-time Clerks and Utility Clerks
  • Higher premiums for night crews
  • Quality, affordable health care for members and your families
  • Health care benefit improvements
  • Retirement security for a better future
  • Language improvements creating more opportunity for you

Union Representatives and Bargaining Committee Members will be in stores on Tuesday, September 10, and Wednesday, September 11, to discuss details of the proposed contract and answer questions. Voting will take place on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

UFCW700/DECATUR KROGER
CONTRACT VOTE SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

STORE VOTING TIMES
J- 922 12:00PM – 1:00PM 7:00PM – 8:00PM
J- 924 10:00AM – 11:00AM 5:00PM – 6:00PM
J- 946 8:00AM – 9:00AM 3:00PM – 4:00PM

You may vote in the time and location most convenient for you. Only union members may vote on the contract.

UFCW Local 700 Members Approve New Contract with Kroger for Ft. Wayne Stores

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Bargaining Committee is proud to announce that members have overwhelmingly approved a new, three-year contract with Kroger for Ft. Wayne stores. The new contract covers almost 2500 workers in 22 stores in the Ft. Wayne area.

Through negotiating together, we won:

  • Guaranteed pay increases over the life of the contract
  • Lump-sum compensation for top-rated and grandfathered workers, and Department Heads
  • Higher premiums for night crews
  • Quality, affordable health care for members and your families
  • Health care benefit improvements
  • Retirement security for a better future
  • Language improvements creating more opportunity for you

Special thanks to the union members serving on the Bargaining Committee; we appreciate your time, efforts, and thoughtful consideration of contract issues and proposals throughout this process:

Rachel Basset, J405

Bonnie Collins, J973

Kenny Hammel, J427

Maryann King, J929

Debbie Kroterfield, J990

Peggy Lee, J857

Sherry Miner, J837

Ronald Tinney, J973

Greg Vogleman, J841

Carol Zigl, J414

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

Union Announces Member Voting Schedule for Ft. Wayne Kroger Contract

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Bargaining Committee reached a tentative agreement with Kroger for a new, three-year contract; the agreement covers almost 2,500 workers in 22 stores in the Ft. Wayne area.

Union Representatives and Bargaining Committee Members will be in stores on Monday, July 29, and Tuesday, July 30, to discuss details of the proposed contract and answer questions.

Your Union Officers, Staff, and Union Bargaining Committee recommend a YES VOTE to approve the proposed contract. 


VOTING SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019

STORE VOTING TIMES
J- 405 8:00AM – 9:00AM 2:45PM – 3:45PM
J- 407 7:30AM – 8:30AM 3:00PM – 4:00PM
J- 410 11:00AM – 12:00PM 6:30PM – 7:30PM
J- 412 9:30AM – 10:30AM 4:15PM – 5:15PM
J- 414 9:15AM – 10:15AM 4:45PM – 5:45PM
J- 418 10:00AM – 11:00AM 5:15PM – 6:15PM
J- 424 8:00AM – 10:00AM 2:00PM – 4:00PM
J- 425 11:45AM – 12:45PM 6:45PM – 7:45PM
J- 427 8:00AM – 9:00AM 3:30PM – 4:30PM
J- 837 8:00AM – 9:00AM 3:30PM – 4:30PM
J- 841 11:30AM – 12:30PM 7:00PM – 8:00PM
J- 842 9:45AM – 10:45AM 5:15PM – 6:15PM
J- 857 10:00AM – 11:00AM 5:00PM – 6:00PM
J- 874 11:30AM – 12:30PM 7:00PM – 8:00PM
J- 875 9:45AM – 10:45AM 5:15PM – 6:15PM
J- 929 11:00AM – 12:00PM 5:45PM – 6:45PM
J- 936 8:00AM – 9:00AM 3:00PM – 4:00PM
J- 972 8:00AM – 10:00AM 2:30PM – 4:30PM
J- 973 10:45AM – 12:45PM 5:15PM – 7:15PM
J- 978 8:00AM – 9:00AM 3:15PM – 4:15PM
J- 990 10:30AM – 12:30PM 4:30PM -6:30PM
J- 991 11:45AM – 12:45PM 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Only union members may vote on the proposed contract; you may vote in the time and location most convenient for you.

UFCW Local 700, Kroger Reach Tentative Agreement for Ft. Wayne Contract

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Bargaining Committee is proud to announce that we’ve reached a tentative agreement with Kroger for a new, three-year contract; the agreement covers almost 2500 workers in 22 stores in the Ft. Wayne area.

YOUR UNION OFFICERS, STAFF, AND UNION BARGAINING COMMITTEE RECOMMEND A YES VOTE TO APPROVE THE PROPOSED CONTRACT.

We were able to win the same agreement as members in Indianapolis stores, which includes:

  • Guaranteed pay increases over the life of the contract
  • Lump-sum compensation for top-rated and grandfathered workers, and Department Heads
  • Higher premiums for night crews
  • Quality, affordable health care for members and your families
  • Health care benefit improvements
  • Retirement security for a better future
  • Language improvements creating more opportunity for you

Union Representatives and Bargaining Committee Members will be in stores on Monday, July 29, and Tuesday, July 30, to discuss details of the proposed contract and answer questions.

Voting will take place on Wednesday, July 31.

More details and a full schedule for voting will be available on our website, and on Facebook  and Twitter.