On May 4, the UFCW formally announced its full opposition to the proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger. Our union also announced the passage of a resolution that addresses mergers across our core industries that pose a threat to essential UFCW members, their families, and the communities they serve. This resolution was passed last month by delegates during the UFCW’s 9th Regular Convention in Las Vegas.
“For months, the UFCW has called for transparency, engaged independent experts, and assessed the publicly available information on this proposed merger to determine the widespread impact it will have on our members and the communities they serve,” said UFCW International President Marc Perrone in a statement.
“At our 9th Regular Convention, hundreds of UFCW delegates representing our entire union from around the country came together to unanimously declare: mergers pose a serious threat to the livelihoods of our members and we must act to confront them,” Perrone added. “Given the lack of transparency, and the impact a merger between two of the largest supermarket companies could have on essential workers – and the communities and customers they serve – the UFCW stands united in its opposition to the proposed Kroger and Albertsons merger.”