Kroger associates ratify new contract, raise wages


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Louisville division of Kroger Company announced associates working at 83 stores in the region have ratified a new labor agreement with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 227.

The agreement raises starting wages to $10 per hour and accelerates wage progressions up to $11 an hour, after one year of service. It also includes a premium increase for night shift work.

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“A key driver of Restock Kroger is talent development and we are committed to investing in our associates,” said Ann Reed, president of Kroger’s Louisville division. “Our Feed Your Future educational assistance program is another way we are doing that. Thousands of associates across the company have taken advantage of this program since its launch last year.”

Kroger is accelerating its previously announced $500 million investment in associate wages, training and development. It’s part of Restock Kroger, the company’s plan to serve America through food inspiration and uplift.

The new Louisville agreement is one of several contracts recently ratified.

The Local 227 contract covers more than 14,000 associates working at 83 stores in Kentucky and Indiana.