Kroger Negotiations Begin

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.  

Submit Your Kroger Proposal Here!

Kroger contract negotiations are quickly approaching. It's important that you make your voice heard when it comes to your union contract! Submit your ideas here and they could be a topic of discussion at the bargaining table. 

Scholarships for UFCW 227 Members and their Families are Available in 2015!

The UFCW is about workers coming together to build better lives for themselves.  It is about creating opportunity.  That is why each year the UFCW International Union awards several scholarships of up to $8,000 each to UFCW members or their unmarried dependents under the age of 20. For more information on how to apply for a UFCW International Union Scholarship click here.

UFCW 227 members and their families can also apply for the Danny Dettlinger Scholarship. Each year our members raise money to fund five (5) $2,000 scholarships for students pursuing post-secondary education during the Fall Semester 2015. UFCW Local 227 members, their spouses and dependents that desire financial assistance are eligible to apply. For eligibility requirements and an application click here. 

As a UFCW 227 member you and your children are also eligible for the Union Plus Scholarship Program. Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $3.6 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Over 2,400 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation. In 2014 Union Plus gave scholarships to 116 union members and their children. To apply for the 2015 Union Plus Scholarship Program click here.

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