Today, UFCW Local 1996 and The Kroger Company reached a Tentative Agreement on the new Kroger Atlanta and Kroger Savannah contracts that are fully recommended by your Bargaining Committee.
We are happy to say that, because of the hard work of your Union Bargaining Committee, this fully recommended Tentative Agreement secures comprehensive wage increases, including significant increases to starting rates, as well as multiple pay increases throughout the life of this agreement. This agreement also protects pension benefits and ensures that our members continue to have a competitive healthcare plan.
We will be releasing the “Memorandum of Agreement”, also known as an MOA, on our website as soon as the final documents are ready. The MOA will include highlights of the changes made to contract language as well as a complete overview of all changes made. It will also include a full explanation of all wage increases and changes to the wage scale, as well as healthcare adjustments. There will also be printed copies available at Kroger stores. Your Union Representative will also be available to answer questions about the agreement.
The agreement must be ratified to go into effect. You must be a member to vote on this agreement. Voting dates, locations, and times will be posted soon – both on our website as well as in your store.
Economic proposals include wages, but also include other economic benefits like healthcare coverage and pension benefits. Your Union bargaining committee is committed to examining all aspects of economic proposals and understand the importance of the Union bargained healthcare coverage for our members, especially coming out of a health crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
UFCW Local 1996 will be hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at our office on Thursday June 3rd from 12pm-6pm. Both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available, with second dose appointments available to be scheduled on June 24th!
This is a FREE vaccine clinic open to all UFCW Local 1996 members and the surrounding community.
Address: 3302 McGinnis Ferry Rd Suwanee, GA 30024 – Main Lobby
Registration encouraged, but not required. Please register here.
Contract negotiations continued on Tuesday May 11th and Thursday May 13th 2021. In these sessions, your Union Bargaining Committee continued to discuss proposals with the company. These sessions continued to focus on non-economic issues around working conditions and language in the Kroger contracts for Atlanta and Savannah.
Your Union Bargaining Committee is continuing to discuss, research and assess all proposals. The Committee is dedicated to ensuring this process addresses the concerns raised by membership, and bargain a strong contract that addresses the concerns of all members.
There will be more bargaining dates before the end of May. If you have a question about the bargaining process, you can submit it here, and you can sign up using this form to get updates delivered directly to your email.