Food4Leas and the Union Reach a Tentative Agreement


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Aug. 27, 2014 (San Diego) The United Food and Commercials Workers (UFCW), and Kroeger Corporation have reached a tentative agreement.

According to reporting in Supermarket News


“According to Bryan Kaltenbach, president of Food 4 Less, “We are pleased to reach an agreement that is good for our associates, who will continue to have a solid and competitive compensation package.”

He said the tentative agreement includes wage increases; quality, affordable health care; and financial support from the company for employee pensions.

They also report that a Union Spokesman told Supermarket News that they were ready to go on strike Wednesday of last week, after talks collapsed. But at the 11th hour conversations resumed and by Monday an agreement took form.

According to President Rick Icaza of Local 770 In Loa Angeles, “Our victory will help protect wages and benefits in this industry, for union and non-union workers alike. We are proud to stand with our customers and friends, who supported us in our time of need.”

The ratification vote is slated for Sept. 2, and the Union will recommend ratification to its members.

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