Fred Meyer, QFC Settle Contracts for Associates in OR, WA

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Fred Meyer, QFC Settle Contracts for Associates in OR, WA

02/21/2013

The Kroger Co. associates working at Fred Meyer and QFC stores throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington have ratified new union labor agreements.

The 44 labor agreements cover 6,007 Kroger associates working at Fred Meyer and 368 associates at QFC, all members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555.

“We are pleased to reach agreements that are good for our associates and enable us to be competitive in very competitive market areas,” said Lynn Gust, president of Fred Meyer. “These agreements provide our associates with additional compensation, affordable health care and pension for retirement.”

Joe Fey, QFC president, added: “Our associates will continue to have one of the best total compensation packages in our industry, in our region. I want to thank our associates for their patience, for supporting this agreement, and for the excellent service they provide every day to our customers.”

Cincinnati-based Kroger operates 2,425 supermarkets and multidepartment stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's.