A massive strike has been authorized by Kroger workers.
“The Kroger employees’ union has voted to authorize to strike after members rejected a tentative deal with the company this week.
A spokesperson for the Cincinnati-based grocery store chain told 10TV on Friday this was the third tentative agreement that was fully recommended for ratification by the union and company bargaining committees. The agreement was Kroger’s ‘Last Best and Final offer.’
The union, UFCW Local 1059, told 10TV’s Kevin Landers that the vote affects 82 stores in Ohio and 12,500 employees.
Approximately 6,719 members voted on the contract. According to the union, 55% of the members voted against the agreement and 45% voted for it.
After rejecting the deal, 81% of the union voted for strike authorization. The union president told 10TV that members will continue to bargain with the company.
Details of the agreement were not immediately available. Kroger said that associates should continue to report to work as scheduled.”
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