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.