By Megan Barth
Source: Nevada Globe

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford (D) held various community listening sessions prior to joining the lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to stop the $24.6 billion Krogers-Albertsons merger. After “studying the data” and listening to consumers and unions, Ford highlighted in an interview that he was motivated to join the lawsuit, in large part, to “labor concerns” and “wages and benefits.”

In their public announcement, the FTC charged, “For thousands of grocery store workers, Kroger’s proposed acquisition of Albertsons would immediately erase aggressive competition for workers, threatening the ability of employees to secure higher wages, better benefits, and improved working conditions.”

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