Associates working at The Kroger Co.’s Atlanta Division have signed labor agreements with UFCW Local 1996.
The contracts cover 23,598 associates working in 163 stores in the Atlanta area and 12 in Savannah.
Bruce Lucia, president of the grocer’s Atlanta Division, noted that the agreements provide wage increases, affordable health care and a stable pension fund to support associates’ retirement.
"These agreements come after thoughtful and productive work by both the company and union bargaining committees,” Lucia added. “I want to thank our associates for supporting these agreements and for the excellent service they provide to our customers every day."
Kroger operates 2,640 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's.