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Bargaining Committees Continue Discussions

Negotiations

February 25th, 2020

Regular updates on the negotiation process are important. They help you stay informed while letting you focus on your work and our customers. We met with the union bargaining committee today.

We continued to have some tough conversations. We once again shared our struggles in the Houston market:

  • Sales and profit have significantly declined
  • We continue to lose market share
  • Health care costs continue to increase
  • Difficulties attracting and retaining talent

While no written or formal proposals were made or exchanged, both parties continued to have candid, meaningful conversations.

We shared with the union that we will be providing a language proposal later this week. Our proposal will include changes that address restrictive and outdated language that our competitors simply do not have and thus adds significant costs to our business, hindering our ability to compete.

In other words, any costs that can be saved with language changes will allow for more money to be invested in your total compensation, including wages, health care and pension.

We will provide specific details on our language proposals later this week. Please check www.krogerhoustoncba.com for updates 24/7. If you have any questions during this process, please talk to your store leader, or you can also email questions askhouston@kroger.com.

 

 

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