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Kroger associates in the West Virginia area have ratified a new labor agreement with their union local.
The salary and benefits contract covers about 4,000 associates, represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, working in 39 stores in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.
“We are pleased to reach an agreement that is good for our associates. This new contract provides wage increases, affordable health care and investment in our associates' pension fund to support their retirement,” said Joe Fey, president of Kroger’s Roanoke, Va.-based Mid-Atlantic division. “This agreement comes after thoughtful and productive work by both the company and union bargaining committees. I want to thank our associates for supporting the agreement and for the excellent service they provide to our customers every day.”
Kroger, based in Cincinnati, operates 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.