Kroger withdraws from UFCW pension fund to start new variable plan

Kroger Co. ratified an agreement to withdraw from the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union-Industry Pension Fund and contribute to a new variable annuity pension plan, the company said. Similar agreements were ratified by Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. and Albertsons Cos. The tentative agreements were announced in July. [...]

2020-12-08T18:11:01+00:00December 8th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Workers call on Walmart, Amazon and other retailers to bring back hazard pay ahead of holiday rush

Workers at Walmart, Amazon, Kroger and other major retailers are calling on their employers to reinstate hazard pay and strengthen safety protocols ahead of the busy holiday shopping season as coronavirus infection rates skyrocket. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), which represents 900,000 grocery employees at chains such [...]

2020-11-24T16:46:27+00:00November 24th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Kroger, Albertsons to Administer Free COVID-19 Vaccine

The Kroger Co., Albertsons Cos. and dozens of other U.S. grocery retailers are teaming up with the Department of Health and Human Services to administer free COVID-19 vaccines. Through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Strategy for COVID-19 Vaccination, grocers such as Kroger, Albertsons, Publix Super Markets, Walmart and Wegmans Food Markets  will [...]

2020-11-13T16:20:46+00:00November 13th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

UFCW rejects Kroger contract offer, workers cite safety and health insurance concerns

Kroger employees have been voicing concerns about working during the pandemic and are taking issue with their benefits and safety. Front line workers including grocery store employees have been depended upon all throughout the pandemic. Friday, after disputes with corporate leaders, UFCW Local 400 union voted 1551-130 to reject a [...]

2020-11-10T00:21:43+00:00November 10th, 2020|Tags: , |
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