Members of UFCW Local 700 who work at Kroger stores in Indianapolis ratified a new contract in June that includes wage increases and protects benefits. The new contract covers more than 9,000 workers in 71 stores in the Indianapolis area.
The three-year contract, which was ratified by an overwhelming margin, includes guaranteed pay increases over the life of the contract (in addition to lump-sum compensation for top-rated and grandfathered workers and department heads), and higher premiums for the night crews. The contract also includes improvements to health care and contract language, and protects the retirement security of our members.
“We stuck together and reached an agreement that increases pay; protects affordable, quality health care; and secures retirement benefits for the future,” said UFCW Local 700 President Joe Chorpenning.