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Kroger Cincinnati/Dayton Ratify New Contract
USAgNet - 03/12/2018

The Kroger Co. Cincinnati/Dayton division announced that associates working at Kroger stores in Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky and surrounding areas have ratified a new labor agreement with The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 75.

This is the first contract ratified under Restock Kroger, Kroger's plan to serve America through food inspiration and uplift. As part of Restock Kroger, Kroger is investing an incremental $500 million in associate wages, training and development over the next three years. This is in addition to the company's continued efforts to rebalance pay and benefits.

"Kroger is a place where you can come for a job and stay for a career. A key driver of Restock Kroger is talent development and we are committed to investing in our associates," said Tim Massa, group vice president of human resources and labor relations. "It's only fitting that we begin our accelerated wage investments in Cincinnati, where Kroger was founded 135 years ago."

The Cincinnati/Dayton division agreement raises starting wages to at least $10 per hour and accelerates wage progressions to $11 an hour after one year of service. It also includes a premium increase for night shift work.

The Local 75 contract covers nearly 20,000 associates working at 109 stores in Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. "UFCW Local 75 strives to negotiate contracts that secure better wages and affordable benefits, providing a voice for hard-working men and women and strengthening our communities and this contract does those important things," said Kevin Garvey, president, UFCW 75.

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