On the evening of Friday, November 13, Kroger Mid-Atlantic and the UFCW Local 400 reached a tentative agreement on the terms of a new contract. The union has recommended the agreement to its members for ratification, thus avoiding a potential strike by Kroger employees.
As previously indicated, the UFCW Local 400 has provided additional information regarding a scheduled Tele-Town Hall, and voting times for union-member Kroger employees.
Through a post on their Facebook page, the UFCW Local 400 said, “We will be holding a Tele-Town Hall on Tuesday, November 17, at 4 p.m. for Kroger West Virginia members to review the tentative agreement in detail. Voting will take place in stores Nov.19 – 20. If you are unable to attend the Tele-Town Hall, printed copies of the company’s offer will be provided at each voting site.”
The social media post also provides a link for registration for the Tele-Town Hall.
Paula Ginnett, President of Kroger Mid-Atlantic, issued the following statement via email on Saturday, Nov. 14, “Kroger Mid-Atlantic and UFCW Local 400 have reached a fully recommended tentative agreement for associates in our West Virginia stores. Given the unique circumstances everyone is experiencing in today’s world, the Kroger Mid-Atlantic and UFCW Local 400 bargaining committees worked virtually and diligently to create an agreement that provides our associates with a solid compensation package of wages and benefits. Focusing on solutions – together – was the key in reaching this agreement.”