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UFCW Continues Fight for Hazard Pay at Kroger

Presidents of UFCW Locals in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Kentucky continue the work of securing additional compensation for Kroger workers. Kroger recently announced that its workers are again required to wear masks in-stores. Our Local Union leaders sent more correspondence to Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen, calling on him for additional hourly compensation for Kroger workers. 

As the deadly Delta variant of COVID-19 surges across the United States, masks are once more a necessity and vaccine hesitancy means the virus will continue to mutate and spread. Our members – Kroger employees – continue to serve their customers at great risk of catching this deadly virus themselves and or bringing it home to their families. 

The courage and dedication our members have shown to their customers and their communities during this deadly pandemic has earned them hazard pay. Now, more than ever before, it is time for Kroger to do the right thing and pay them the hazard pay they deserve.

UFCW Local 700 Members Approve New Contract with Kroger for Decatur Stores

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Negotiating Committee is proud to announce that members have approved a new three-year contract covering the Decatur-area stores. Our new contract will create a better, more secure future for Kroger workers and your families.

We worked to reach an agreement that raises pay, protects seniority, and keeps you safe and healthy at work. The new contract includes increases for starting pay rates, for people moving through the brackets, and for top rate. It improves daily claiming rights and language for the grievance procedure. The contract protects quality, affordable health care for members and your families, and the retirement security you’ve earned. 

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

Jody Burns, Kroger J-946

Karen Browning, Kroger J-922

Justi Houser, Kroger J-924

Christine Ramsey, Kroger J-946

Diane Ridgeway, Kroger J-924

For details on our contract wins, should you have any questions, or if you’d like further information, please contact your Union Representative.

UFCW Local 700, Kroger Reach Tentative Agreement for new Decatur Contract

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Negotiating Committee is proud to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract covering the three Decatur-area stores. 

We worked to reach an agreement that raises pay, protects seniority, and keeps you safe and healthy at work. Your Union Negotiating Committee recommends a yes vote to approve the new contract.

UFCW Local 700 Representatives and Negotiating Committee members will be in stores to share the proposed contract and answer your questions on Tuesday, August 17, and Wednesday, August 18. Contract voting will take place in stores on Thursday, August 19; a full schedule for voting is below.

UFCW Local 700-Kroger Decatur: CONTRACT VOTE SCHEDULE
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Kroger 922Kroger 924Kroger 946
12noon – 1pm10am – 11am8am – 9am
7pm – 8pm5pm – 6pm3pm – 4pm
You may vote in the time and location most convenient for you.

UFCW Local 700, Kroger Set New Dates to Negotiate Decatur Contract

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Negotiating Committee has been negotiating a new contract for the three Decatur-area stores; the contract covers about 300 workers.

After our prior meetings in July, we planned to reconvene on August 30 and August 31. Instead, we will meet on August 9 and August 10.

Your Union Negotiating Committee is working to reach an agreement that raises pay, protects seniority, and keeps you safe and healthy at work.

Should you have any questions or if you would like further information, please contact your Union Representative. 

UFCW Local 700, Kroger Begin Negotiations for New Decatur Contract

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Negotiating Committee recently met with the Company to start negotiating a new contract for the three Decatur-area stores. The contract covers about 300 workers.

During the meetings on July 12 and July 13, the parties exchanged initial proposals. Additional negotiations are scheduled for August 30 and August 31.

Your Union Negotiating Committee is working to reach an agreement that raises pay, protects seniority, and keeps you safe and healthy at work.

Should you have any questions or if you would like further information, please contact your Union Representative. 

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.