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

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Negotiating Committee is proud to announce that we’ve reached a tentative agreement with Kroger for a new, three-year contract. The proposed contract covers 2,600 workers at 22 stores in the Ft. Wayne Area.

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

The new contract includes:

  • Guaranteed pay raises and ratification bonuses
    • Pay raises are retroactive to August 7, 2022, and in addition to the  $.30-$2.50 increases that took effect in October 2021
  • Affordable, quality health care for you and your families
    • Weekly co-premium will increase by only $1 per week in 2025
  • Retirement security through UFCW Consolidated Pension and VAPP plans
    • Defined benefit pension extended to a new group of workers
  • Language improvements include one additional personal day, greater flexibility for vacation, and additional non-discrimination language

Union Representatives and Negotiating Committee Members will be in stores to discuss details of the proposed contract and answer questions. Voting will take place on August 18 and 19.

A full schedule for voting will be available at www.ufcw700.org.

Ft. Wayne Contract Extended; Negotiations Begin August 9 

The contract between UFCW Local 700 and Kroger Ft. Wayne expires on August 6, 2022; it covers about 2,600 workers in 22 stores.

Negotiations will begin on August 9. The Union and the Company have agreed to extend the current contract through September 3. Under an extension, members will continue to work under the terms and conditions of the current union contract.

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Bargaining Committee will be comprised of Union leaders and representatives, and a group of members working in Ft. Wayne Kroger stores. We will be negotiating pay and work rules (contract language). Your health care coverage is negotiated as part of the Indianapolis Kroger contract; that new contract protects affordable, quality health care for Kroger workers and your families. The agreement governing the pension for members in the Consolidated Fund was recently renewed through 2024. Meat Department members in the National Pension Fund are covered in an agreement through 2028.

We received excellent feedback from members on contract proposal questionnaires. As we continue to refine our proposals, we remain committed to raising pay, improving contract language, and creating more opportunity for you.

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

UFCW Local 700 Members Approve New Indianapolis Kroger Contract

Members of UFCW Local 700 have approved a new three-year contract with Kroger; the proposed contract covers more than 8,000 workers at 68 stores in Central Indiana. The count was 1892 voting yes – 1243 voting no.

The new contract:

  • Guarantees pay raises over the life of the contract
  • Increases starting pay rates and premium pay
  • Provides lump-sum compensation for top-rated and grandfathered workers, and Department Heads
  • Protects quality, affordable health care for members and your families
  • Improves health care benefits
  • Secures and expands pension benefits
  • Strengthens contract language

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

Carolynn Ball, J980, Front End  
Scott Blanton, J987, DSD Clerk  
Maria Brummett, J928, Cheese  
Mandy Davis, J735, Non-Foods  
Chad Dunville, J993, Meat  
Kristen Jackson, J989, Pharmacy  
Wilson Murkison, J894, Grocery
Phil Phillippo, J902, Meat
Rosie Ross, J957, Front End
Juan Ruffin, J804, Meat
Vern Sowers, J959, Front End
Delisa Watson, J869, Meat

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

Union Announces Indianapolis Kroger Contract Vote Schedule

Negotiating Committee Members and Union Representatives will be in stores to discuss details of the proposed contract and answer questions. Contract voting will take place from Wednesday, July 13, through Friday, July 15. 

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

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

UFCW Local 700, Kroger Reach Tentative Agreement for Indianapolis Contract

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Negotiating Committee is proud to announce that we’ve reached a tentative agreement with Kroger for a new, three-year contract; the proposed contract covers more than 8,000 workers at 68 stores  in Central Indiana.

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

The new contract includes:

  • Guaranteed pay raises and ratification bonuses
    • Pay raises are retroactive to June 19, 2022, and in addition to the $.30-$2.50 increases that took effect in October 2021
  • Affordable, quality health care for you and your families
    • Weekly co-premium will increase by only $1 per week in 2025
  • Retirement security through UFCW Consolidated Pension and VAPP plans
    • Defined benefit pension extended to a new group of workers
  • Language improvements include better provisions for earning holidays and holiday pay, greater flexibility for vacation, and stronger non-discrimination language

Union Representatives and Negotiating Committee Members will be in stores to discuss details of the proposed contract and answer questions. Voting will take place from July 13 – July 15.

A full schedule for voting will be available on our website, Facebook and Twitter.

UFCW Local 700 – Kroger Continue Indianapolis Contract Negotiations

Your UFCW Local 700 Negotiating Committee met with Kroger representatives to bargain the Indianapolis contract, which covers more than 8,000 workers at 68 stores in Central Indiana. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) is continuing to assist with negotiations.

Both sides discussed their priorities and concerns; over the next few days, your Union Negotiating Committee will evaluate, cost, and assess the latest proposal.

Employees continue working under the current terms and conditions of the contract, which is extended through July 15, 2022.

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

UFCW Local 700 – Kroger Continue Indianapolis Contract Negotiations

Your UFCW Local 700 Negotiating Committee met with Kroger representatives to continue bargaining for the Indianapolis contract, which covers more than 8,000 workers at 68 stores in Central Indiana.

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) was present again for today’s session. The Negotiating Committee and company representatives continued to discuss and evaluate proposals and are working to reach a new agreement.

The Union and company have agreed to an additional 30-day contract extension through July 15. Employees continue working under the current terms and conditions of the contract.

The parties are scheduled to meet again on Thursday, June 30; FMCS will also be assisting in those negotiations.

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

UFCW Local 700 – Kroger Reconvene for Indianapolis Contract Negotiations

Your UFCW Local 700 Negotiating Committee met with Kroger representatives to continue bargaining for the Indianapolis contract, which covers more than 8,000 workers at 68 stores in Central Indiana.

We are scheduled to reconvene this Wednesday, June 15. Your Union Negotiating Committee is continuing to evaluate, cost, and assess additional proposals. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) was present for today’s discussions and will also join us on Wednesday.

Employees continue working under the current terms and conditions of the contract.

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

UFCW Local 700 – Kroger Reconvene for Indianapolis Contract Negotiations

Members of UFCW Local 700 recently rejected a new three-year contract with Kroger; the contract covers more than 8,000 workers at 68 stores in Central Indiana.

Your Union Negotiating Committee will meet with company representatives on June 13 and June 15 for additional contract negotiations. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) will also be present.

Employees continue working under the current terms and conditions of the contract.

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

UFCW Local 700 Members Reject New Indianapolis Kroger Contract

Members of UFCW Local 700 rejected a new three-year contract with Kroger; the contract covers more than 8,000 workers at 68 stores in Central Indiana.

Your Union Negotiating Committee will meet soon and confer with FMCS  to determine our next steps.

In the mean time, employees will continue working under the current terms and conditions of the contract.

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