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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.

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.

Union Prepares for Upcoming Contract Negotiations with Kroger in Ft. Wayne

The one-year contract between UFCW Local 700 and Kroger Ft. Wayne expires on August 3, 2019; the agreement covers almost 2500 workers in 24 stores in the Ft. Wayne area.

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Negotiating Committee, comprised of Union leaders and representatives, members who work in Ft. Wayne Kroger stores, and UFCW International staff have met throughout the summer to review the current contract and the gains we won during negotiations for Indianapolis Kroger members. Our goal is to replicate these contract gains for members in Ft. Wayne stores.

The Union Negotiating Committee will meet tomorrow, July 23, with representatives from Kroger.

Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/UFCW700) or Twitter (@UFCW700) for negotiations updates.

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

Apply for UFCW Local 700 Union Scholarship Program Today!

UFCW Local 700 awards $22,000 per year in scholarships to members or dependents.

Applicants must be UFCW Local 700 members in good standing, or their legal dependents; have graduated or will graduate from high school or are currently enrolled in college or trade school; must have completed the SAT or ACT; and must be accepted to an accredited institution OR met the requirements and enrolled in a two-year community college, technical, or trade school.

Twice a year, we award $11,000 in scholarships: Five at $1,000 each and twelve at $500 each.

Learn more about the UFCW Local 700 Union Scholarship Program

Applications available:

Applications must be postmarked no later than July 31, 2019.

Send to:
UFCW Local 700
3091 E. 98th St, Suite #150
Indianapolis, IN 46280

 

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

Your UFCW Local 700 Union Bargaining Committee is proud to announce that members of UFCW Local 700 have overwhelmingly approved a new, three-year contract with Kroger for Indianapolis stores. The newcontract covers more than 9,000 workers in 71 stores in the Indianapolis Area.

By sticking together in negotiations, 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:

Carolynn Ball, J980, Front End

Scott Blanton, J987, DSD Clerk

Justin Clark, J735, Frozen

Mandy Davis, J900, Non-Foods

Chad Dunville, J993, Meat

Pam Hogeland, J332, ClickList

Anye Miller, J862, ClickList

Jim Nail, J500, Grocery

Brycee Overton, J998, Pharmacy

Dave Petry, J989, Meat

Phil Phillippo, J902, Meat

Rosie Ross, J957, Front End

Juan Ruffin, J1,Meat

Vern Sowers, J959, Front End

 

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

Indianapolis Kroger Contract Vote Schedule

Union Representatives and Bargaining Committee Members will be in stores on Monday, June 10, and Tuesday, June 11, to discuss details of the proposed contract and answer questions.

Voting will take place on Wednesday, June 12, and Thursday, June 13. You may vote in the time and location most convenient for you; only union members may vote on the contract.

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

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UFCW Local 700, Kroger Reach Tentative Agreement for Indianapolis 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 proposed contract covers more than 9,000 workers in 71 stores in the Indianapolis Area.

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

We stuck together in negotiations and 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

Union Representatives and Bargaining Committee Members will be in stores on Monday, June 10, and Tuesday, June 11, to discuss details of the proposed contract and answer questions.

Voting will take place on Wednesday, June 12, and Thursday, June 13.

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

Union Members Approve New Contract with ConAgra Bakery

Members of UFCW Local 700 overwhelmingly approved a new, three-year contract with ConAgra Bakery.  Terms of the new contract were effective upon its approval.

Sticking together, we were able to win contract improvements that will make ConAgra an even better place to work. The new contract provides stronger seniority language to help workers qualify for new jobs and better language ensuring fairness with use of workplace video. It provides for New emergency vacation days, additional vacation time for long-term workers, and extra company-provided clothing for freezer workers.

Members of the bargaining unit will receive a lump sum bonus upon ratification (paid mid-June), and guaranteed pay increases. For certain classifications, premium pay will increase. There are new options for health care coverage, including an additional plan with lower employee co-premiums.

Special thanks to the union members serving on the Bargaining Committee: Micheal Pipes, Josue Tapia, and Joslin Valle. We appreciate your time, efforts, and thoughtful consideration of contract issues and proposals throughout this process.

We expect copies of the new contract to be available by the end of June. Should you have any questions or desire further information, please contact your Union Representative.

Indianapolis Kroger Contract Extended

Your UFCW Local 700 Bargaining Committee has been meeting with representatives from the Kroger Co. this week. We’ve exchanged health care proposals and received a wage proposal from the Company; there has also been progress on contract language.

In negotiations, we are working for guaranteed pay increases over the life of the contract; protecting affordable, quality health care; and securing your retirement benefits for the future. The contract between UFCW Local 700 and Kroger Indianapolis was set to expire on May 12, 2019, but both parties need more time to cost and analyze these new proposals.

We’ve agreed to extend the Indianapolis Kroger contract until June 15, 2019. Your contract stays the same during the extension, including your pay and all work rules.

The parties are in the process of scheduling additional dates for negotiations.

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

If you’d like to receive updates throughout negotiations, sign up through our Facebook page using the “Indy Kroger Updates” tab.

UFCW Local 700 endorses Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett for re-election

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 700 announced their endorsement for Mayor Joe Hogsett’s re-election today. Local 700 President Joe Chorpenning named Hogsett’s unwavering support for working men and women in the endorsement.

“The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 700 has long been proud to call Mayor Joe Hogsett a true friend,” said President Chorpenning. “UFCW has always been able to count on Mayor Hogsett’s unwavering support of our members, which include everything from food processing to retail workers. We stand behind Mayor Hogsett and we look forward to another four years of strong leadership in our city.”

The UFCW Local 700 represents over 13,500 supermarkets and food packing, processing, and manufacturing plants and is part of the 1.3 million member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

“I am honored to have the support of the hardworking men and women of UFCW Local 700,” Hogsett said. “A strong Indianapolis is one that has a strong workforce, and I have been proud to work with UFCW Local 700 and its members over the past three years to ensure that our workforce remains strong. Thank you for your support – I look forward to continuing to build a better future for our working men and women.”

Mayor Joe Hogsett is the 49th mayor of the City of Indianapolis. During his time in office, Mayor Hogsett has made significant investments in public safety, lifted the city’s 35-year moratorium on new streetlights, and launched a comprehensive criminal justice reform effort. This year, with the unanimous support of the City-County Council, Mayor Hogsett laid out an infrastructure plan that will spend more than 500 million dollars on roads, streets, and sidewalks over the next four years, making much-needed investments in Indianapolis neighborhoods.

Mayor Hogsett is committed to creating a city where prosperity and opportunity are attainable for all. That’s why, earlier this year, he launched Indy Achieves, an education program that will provide millions in scholarships and grants to low-income students attending Ivy Tech and IUPUI, helping to increase the number of Marion County residents qualified for the jobs of the 21st century.

Mayor Hogsett announced his candidacy for re-election in December of 2018.