September 1, 2014
By Stephanie West
Los Angeles, California – Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union employed by Food 4 Less
have agreed to a contract. The UFCW was prepared to go on strike. However, the Union and Kroger, the parent company, were able to break the stalemate and negotiate an agreement Monday August 27th.
The union said it will recommend that the members approve the three-year agreement, which offers raises throughout the term of the contract. The employer contribution to the health and welfare fund is unchanged.
The agreement covers over 6,000 employees at 100 Southern California Food 4 Less stores.
“We are pleased to reach an agreement that is good for our associates, who will continue to have a solid and competitive compensation package,” said Bryan Kaltenbach, president of Food 4 Less.
The agreement includes wage increases; quality, affordable health care; and expansion of employee pensions.