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Thank You and Company Update

Negotiations

September 2nd, 2020

The last few weeks have been tough especially for our Kroger family in Louisiana and southeast Texas. We know many of you are still recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Thank you for all your efforts to serve our customers and help our affected associates and communities. The entire division team is here to continue to support you and our neighbors in need.

Negotiations Update: The company has agreed to meet with the union on September 2-3. We have always said we are willing to listen your union and we have a legal duty to bargain with Local 455.

Our Last, Best and Final Offer was presented to the union in an effort to break the deadlock and hopefully that will occur during our negotiations over the next couple of days by the union agreeing to a company administered health plan.  We believe our Last, Best and Final Offer is a solid offer. It puts more money in your pocket with wage increases and provides secure, reliable, affordable health care with a company-administered plan through April 8, 2023. It also includes:

  • One-time ratification bonus for Department Heads and Full-time/Part-time Top-Rate associates – if the offer is ratified on or before Sept. 4
  • Ability to accumulate personal holidays more quickly
  • Minimum hours guarantee increase to 18 hours
  • Night Shift Premium increase for regularly scheduled night crew associates for hours worked between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

We do not know whether the union will allow you to vote on our offer. If you want to vote, speak with your union representative. You can download and review our Last, Best and Final Offer.

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