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March 12th, 2021

Company Remains Firm on Health Care After Meeting with Union

Last week, we shared that we were scheduled to meet with Local 455 and other UFCW locals on March 9 to further discuss options on health care.  During these meetings, the union continued to press for a health and welfare trust fund to administer your benefits. We once again shared with the union that for the company to consider any other option, the union’s proposal must meet or beat the benefits offered through the company plan. The union failed to make any proposals that would change our stance that the company plan is the best option for the more than 8,000 associates currently enrolled in a Kroger plan. Because we are obligated to continue to meet with the un...

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March 5th, 2021

Kroger Houston Responds

Positive Changes Taking Shape for Associates We are proud of the Kroger family’s response to the latest challenges facing Texas and our communities right here in Houston. We know it hasn’t been easy, and we appreciate...

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February 4th, 2021

Wage Increases Effective February 7

Thank you for your continued commitment to our customers and your patience throughout the bargaining process. We have nothing new to report on negotiations other than we are continuing to have open dialogue with Local...

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January 24th, 2021

Union Health and Safety News Is Misleading and Irresponsible

UFCW Local 455 is shamefully trying to create fear and uncertainty with their misleading claims and it’s time for them to stop using the tragedy of the pandemic to satisfy their own political agenda and convince you t...

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Negotiations

January 22nd, 2021

Negotiations Update: Union’s Proposal Falls Short Again

Kroger Houston and UFCW Local 455 met again this week to continue discussions. The union once again proposed a health care plan that essentially is the South-Central fund in disguise. This is the third meeting with th...

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January 15th, 2021

An Update from Union Meetings this Week

This week, the company met with Local 455. During the first session, our discussions focused on COVID and our safety measures. Your well-being continues to remain our top priority as we continue to navigate the pandem...

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