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This page will be periodically updated concerning information about Kroger negotiations in order to keep you updated. As information becomes available, it will be posted here. In addition, messages place on the fact-phone will also be displayed on this page of our website.

You may also want to visit other UFCW Local websites in Region 4 to get updates on their bargaining. Links to other UFCW Locals in the region can be found in the right-hand column under "Related Web Links." Further, information is also being provided by the UFCW International Union through their website devoted to various negotiations: www.groceryworkersunited.org. This website also offers a profile of the Kroger Company.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Kroger Bargaining Runs Long

Kroger Bargaining on the 16th started at 10:00 a.m. and completed at 9:30 p.m. Of the 103 contractual differences between the Non-Metro contract and the master retail food and meat agreements only 8 or 9 remain unresolved.
Bargaining took a negative turn when we got into health care and wage issues, the company was specifically uncooperative with the idea of equalizing pay in your contract with that of the master agreements.
We are scheduled to meet at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, October 17th. The fact-phone will be updated after that negotiations.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

102 Differences Between Master Contract and Non-Metro

Most time in negotiations on Monday and Tuesday were spent going over differences between the master food and master meat agreements and the Non-Metro contract. In all their were 102 differences. Many of those issues have been resolved in bargaining there are still some outstanding. At the end of the day on Tuesday we got into some preliminary conversations about benefits.

The next bargaining sessions are scheduled for October 16th and October 17th.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Negotiations Begin for Mt Gilead and Bucyrus

Your bargaining committee consists of 2 members from each store: They are as follows:
Tyson Browning, Amy Jo Clark, Steve Dishon and Deanna Hoffman.
On Monday October 6th Local 1059 with the committee met with the Kroger Company. Local 1059 presented their proposal to Kroger. A large part of the day was spent with the committee going over differences between the Kroger Non-Metro contract and the master reatail food and meat agreements.

The second day of bargaining is scheduled for Tuesday, Octboer 7th.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Mt Gilead-Bucyrus Contract

Information concerning the Mt Gilead-Bucyrus Kroger Contract will be posted on this web page when it is available. Please check back soon for the latest updates.

The 2008 Kroger Negotiating Committee includes: Deanna Hoffman (Kroger 800), Amy Jo Clark (Kroger 800), Tyson Browning (Kroger 506), and Steve Dishon (Kroger 506)

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