On July 7th & 8th, 2021, members from across the Atlanta and Savannah Divisions voted overwhelmingly to approve the new contracts between Kroger and UFCW Local 1996.
This contract will be effective the week beginning Sunday July 18th ,2021. This means all new provisions, including pay rate increases, will go into effect that week.
This contract resulted in the largest overall wage package that we have ever achieved in bargaining, with wage increases valued at over $300 Million! All while ensuring that your union pension and healthcare benefits remain secure.
We would like to thank the UFCW Local 1996 bargaining committee for their months of diligent work on these contracts and thank the membership for actively participating in the process and voting to approve the contracts. We are excited to show the power that essential workers can have in their workplaces to bargain for higher wages, including comprehensive healthcare benefits and a pension. When workers and their union can come to the table together with a company to find solutions, everyone benefits.
If you have any questions about the changes in the Atlanta or Savannah contract, please reach out to your Union Representative. You can find the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on our website, www.UFCW1996.org. Please note the MOA only outlines the changes in the contract, and these changes will be added to the overall contract. That document will be available to you soon. If you have any questions you can always reach out to our office at (678) 714-3500 or find the information to contact your Union Representative Directly on our website under “Contact Us” or click the link below.
You can submit a question to your Union Representative online by clicking here.