Kroger West Virginia Associates OK New Labor Deal

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Kroger West Virginia Associates OK New Labor Deal

11/12/2007
CINCINNATI -- The Kroger Co. here wrapped up another labor deal, this time with members of the Charleston, W.V.-based United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400.

“This is a good example of how fair and balanced agreements can be reached when the union and company leadership stay focused and committed to negotiating at the bargaining table,” said Jay Cummins, president of Kroger's Mid-Atlantic division.

The four-year contract, effective immediately, covers 3,250 associates
represented by UFCW Local 400 who work in 41 Kroger stores in parts of West
Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.

Cummins said the agreement “provides wage increases and affordable quality health care benefits for our associates and their families and keeps Kroger
competitive in the marketplace.”

Kroger operates 2,491 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banners.