UFCW Local 455 Wants to Take Associates Backwards in Health Care Benefits
While UFCW Local 455 continues to put politics over the interests of its members, Kroger Houston is investing $281 million in its associates including $56 million in wages and $75 million annually through April of 2023 to ensure access to reliable, affordable health care benefits.
“Kroger’s $281 million investment in our associates provides well-deserved wage increases and ensures associates will not face benefit cuts as they did in their previous union-preferred health care plan,” said Laura Gump, president of Kroger’s Houston Division.
Here’s what this means for Kroger associates:
“This doesn’t make any sense as we firmly believe no one wins with a strike. Regardless, Kroger will continue to invest in our associates while ensuring reliable access to affordable food and supplies for the Houston community,” continued Gump.
Kroger will continue to be transparent throughout the negotiation process with our associates and with the public. We will continue to do what’s right for our associates. Our focus remains on our associates and getting an agreement at the bargaining table.
About The Kroger Co.
At The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. We are, across our family of companies, nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names. We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about us, visit our newsroom and investor relations site.
About Kroger Houston
The Kroger Houston Division operates more than 100 stores in SE Texas and Louisiana and employs more than 18,000 associates. Last year, Kroger Houston donated $1.9M to local non-profit organizations and schools and donated 2.6M pounds of food to local food banks through its #ZeroHungerZeroWaste initiative.