Why I am voting NO on the Atlanta contract?

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Just joined Kroger or new at Kroger? Want to know what is the starting wage you will get? If yes then this blog is for you! As one of the newly joined employee posted his concern on the Kroger public forum.

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While he stated: it only provides minimum wage increases (25 cents) and does not bump us up to what new hires will be paid which is $12/hr. On 6/26/2022 pay rises to $10/50/hr/ 6/25/2023 is $10.75/hr. On 6/23/2024 $11.00/hr. It’s bad pay rate for Courtesy Clerks, at the expense of higher wage increases for other employees and new hires that will start at $12/hr.

According to your question, at the Kroger Atlanta contract with UFCW. Let us share the update with you. UFCW Local 1996 and The Kroger Company have reached an initial arrangement on the new Kroger Atlanta and Kroger Savannah agreements optional by your entire negotiating committee.

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Kroger has announced that they are pleased to say that due to the hard work of your union negotiating committee. This fully optional interim arrangement guarantees comprehensive wage increases, including significant increases in starting rates, as well as multiple wage increases for the life of this agreement. This agreement also protects your pension benefits and ensures that our members continue to have access to a competitive healthcare plan. It will also include a full explanation of all pay increases and changes in the pay scale, as well as health care adjustments. Print copies will also be available in Kroger stores. Your union representative will also be available to answer questions about the agreement. You can check all the updates regarding the contract and get your copies from your Kroger store. Or you can contact your store HR management regarding the pay issues. But as it is clearly mentioned that wages with starting rates.

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