Answering Your Questions About a Strike


December 5th, 2020

On Thursday, UFCW Local 455 notified Kroger Houston that it would not allow its members to vote on our Last, Best and Final Offer with reinstated Ratification Bonus for all associates.

We have heard that many of you are disappointed with the union’s decision. We are also hearing about some union activity, including discussing the possibility of a strike with associates. We hope the union will not take this course of action.

We understand that a potential work stoppage creates uncertainties for you and your family. We want you to know your rights and options, should the union call for a strike.

What Happens if the Union Calls for a Strike?

If the union calls for a strike, you may continue to work or choose to strike. The decision is yours to make. Not the company’s, not the union’s but your decision. You should make the decision that is right for you and your family without interference or pressure from the union or the company. Your store leader has more information on your rights during a strike, including if you want to continue to work during a work stoppage. 

What if I Am Not a Member of the Union?

Texas is a Right to Work state. Some associates are not members of the union and can continue to report to work as they do today.

How Do I Get Information from the Company During a Strike?

You can receive updates through your store leader, FEED, robocalls and text messaging, if you are signed up for our Emergency Alert Notification System. You can also get information on

WE ARE NOT RECOMMENDING THAT ASSOCIATES RESIGN FROM THE UNION OR PURSUE ANY PARTICULAR COURSE OF ACTION IN THIS MATTER. We believe that the company has a duty to inform our associates of general rights under the law and we have attempted to do so.  The choice is yours and yours alone.

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