Kroger workers from UFCW Locals 23 and 400 are wearing buttons in solidarity with their fellow Kroger workers who work in Virginia. The Virginia workers are in Kroger Marketplace stores that recently opened in Henrico and Virginia Beach.
Earlier this month, UFCW Local 400 Kroger members attended the grand opening event of the Kroger Marketplace in Henrico to show support for the workers who are fighting for a union voice on the job. Kroger is attempting to deny workers the benefits of a union contract in both the Henrico and Virginia Beach stores.
“Our message is positive, and having a presence at the grand opening was essential in relaying that message,” said UFCW Local 400 President Mark P. Federici. “Representation by Local 400 is good for working families and the communities they live in. The people working in these stores are indispensable to the success of Kroger. They deserve to have a free and fair choice for representation, and Kroger is denying them that right.”