Last week, the UFCW issued a response to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights hearing on the proposed merger between Kroger and Albertsons, two of the UFCW’s largest employers.
“As America’s grocery union, which represents the overwhelming majority of essential workers at both Kroger and Albertsons, the UFCW has been clear about our unbreakable commitment to protect the jobs and livelihoods of our members and their families,” said UFCW International President Marc Perrone in a statement.
“Since the moment this proposed merger was announced, our union has stated that we would oppose any merger that undermines the wages, jobs, benefits, and security of Kroger and Albertsons workers,” Perrone added. “We have repeatedly called on both Kroger and Albertsons to be fully transparent about this merger and to provide the information that every UFCW local and member deserves. Our members have already sacrificed much over these many years, and they need to have a comprehensive understanding about what this deal means for them, their families, and the communities they serve.”
“Now, more than ever, Kroger and Albertsons executives must provide the answers and information needed to address the serious concerns our members and the American people have about this proposed merger. Doing so is the only way to determine the path forward that will safeguard America’s essential grocery workers and the American families who rely on these incredibly hard-working men and women.”