Kroger Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky Associates ratify new contract with UFCW Local 75

CINCINNATI, May 26, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Krogers (NYSE: KR) Cincinnati– –Dayton Department and United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 75 members in Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana today ratified a new labor agreement.

“Kroger invested more than $ 800 million has been committed to permanent wage increases over the past three years and is determined to continue investing heavily in employee pay in 2021, “he said Mass team, Krogers Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. “Kroger is a place where you can come for a job and have a career. A key driver for Kroger is talent development and we are determined to invest in our people.”

The Cincinnati– –Dayton Division invests $ 159 million in wages over the five-year contract.

  • For example, the payment increases by depending on the classification and rental date $ 4.78 per hour during the contract period.
  • By the end of this contract cycle, the average hourly wage for an employee is in the Cincinnati– –Dayton Division will be almost $ 20 per hour without comprehensive benefits such as health care and pension.

“We are excited to enter into an agreement that will support our employees and our company. This new contract offers significant salary increases, affordable healthcare and further investment in our employees’ pension fund,” he said Scott Hays, President of Kroger Cincinnati– –Dayton Classification. “This agreement comes after careful and productive work by both the company and the union negotiating committees. I would like to thank our employees for the support and excellent service they provide to our customers on a daily basis.”

“After a year of uncertainty and sacrifice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UFCW Local 75 is excited about a five-year contract with Kroger that will create security and stability for our members, increase wages, improve contract language and ensure affordable healthcare,” said Kevin Garvey, President of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 75. “Our membership negotiation committee sought to negotiate a working agreement that would give our members a voice in the work. This agreement provides for 20,000 members in our communities.”

The Local 75 contract applies to employees working in 104 branches in Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana.

About the Cincinnati-Dayton Kroger Division
The Kroger family of companies has served churches in the United States for more than 135 years. Krogers Cincinnati– –Dayton The division operates grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, warehouses and offices in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Eastern Indiana, and Great Dayton. We dedicate ourselves to our goal: to nourish the human spirit in creating a world with zero hunger | No loss.

Via United Food and Commercial Workers Local 75
UFCW Local 75 is an association of 32,000 workers who have come together to improve our industries and communities. Local 75 members work in supermarkets, drug stores, food processing and packaging companies, and healthcare facilities in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. We are part of the UFCW International Union, 1.3 million members stand together to improve the lives and livelihoods of workers, families and communities.

SOURCE The Kroger Co.

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