Cincinnati, Employees of Kroger Co.â€™s Food 4 Less division in Southern California have ratified a new four-year contract, according to the Business Courier.
The pact covers more than 5,700 workers who are members of several UFCW locals. Terms of the contract werenâ€™t disclosed, but Kroger said the agreement included wage increases and â€śaffordable, quality health-care benefitsâ€ť for the employees and their families. It also said the deal â€świll help the division be more competitive in the marketplace.â€ť
Kroger employees in the Cincinnati area this week authorized a strike and rejected a contract proposal covering 77 area Kroger stores and 11,000 workers.