By Bill Wilson
Source: Supermarket News

Thousands of Kroger workers in the Houston area are considering a pair of proposed contracts, reports Houston Public Media.

United Food & Commercial Workers Local 455, which has over 13,000 grocery store employees at more than 100 stores in the area as members, reached a tentative agreement with Kroger on three-year deals for retail clerks and meat department workers.

The deals include wage increases for all Kroger employees, a 40% drop in health insurance premiums, and a cut in the minimum hours requirements to qualify for health care coverage.

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