Your Kroger Bargaining Committee has met twice to begin negotiating a new union contract.
As you know, over the last few months we have held over 25 proposal meetings across Kentucky and Southern Indiana and collected hundreds of online submissions. During our first Bargaining Committee meeting we reviewed all of the proposals you have submitted.
Monday, March 16th was our first meeting with the Kroger Company. The company gave us a presentation about the state of the company and discussed what the company's top priorities will be when it comes to bargaining a new contract for UFCW 227 members.
The three major issues in this year's negotiations will be wages, health care and pensions. It all comes down to money and it will take all of us sticking together in solidarity to get the best possible agreement for over 13,000 members.
Your Kroger Bargaining Committee is committed to getting an agreement that includes wage increases, quality affordable health insurance and a stable pension for all members. Inevitably, there will be rumors about what is going on in negotiations. Don't get caught up in the rumor mill! If you have a question about negotiations contact your union representative or call the union hall at (502) 582-3508 or (800) 443-5191.
As we continue negotiations we will keep everyone informed of our progress towards a new agreement.