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UFCW Local 700 Endorses Christina Hale for Congress

United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 700 announced their endorsement for Christina Hale in her race for United States Congress in Indiana’s 5th District.

UFCW Local 700 represents nearly 14,000 workers in supermarkets and food packing, processing, and manufacturing plants and is part of the 1.3 million-member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

“UFCW Local 700 is proud to endorse Christina Hale,” said UFCW Local 700 President Chorpenning. “Christina Hale will stand up for our members in Congress just like she did in the Statehouse – for good jobs, affordable health care, and stronger communities. She has a long record of fighting for working men and women in Indiana. In the Statehouse she was able to bridge political divides to pass important legislation supporting working families – that’s why we’re standing with her.”

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.

UFCW700 Announces Scholarship Winners

UFCW Local 700 proudly awards $22,000 per year in scholarships to members and your dependents. Congratulations to the most recent winners:

Brynelle D’Rosa (Genevieve D’Rosa, Kroger J-973)

Chrissa Johnson, Kroger J-900

Anthony Lem, Kroger J-339

Jackline Moragwa, Kroger J-427

Shawn Smith, Kroger J-928

Angelica Garcia Guijosa (Juan Garcia, Tyson)

Maria Garcia Guijosa (Juan Garcia, Tyson)

Leah Heidema, Bloomingfoods

Kyle Jones (Harold Jones, Schnucks 742)

Blanca Leyva (Ma Hernandez De Leyva, Maple Leaf)

Jose Leyva (Ma Hernandez De Leyva, Maple Leaf)

Kaitlyn McCullough, Kroger J-874

Maxwell Merrell, Kroger J-957

Karen Montero , Kroger J- 339

Samuel Perin , Kroger J-959

Antoinette Sanders, Kroger J-16

Tyler Tinney (Ronald Tinney, Kroger J-973)

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.