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 union and consider options that they propose, the parties have agreed to meet again on Monday, March 15. We will continue to keep you updated on the results of these meetings.
Thank you for all that you do to serve our customers, communities, and each other. Be safe and well!
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