UFCW Local 400
Beckley Kroger employee Courtney Meadows holds a sign while rallying for a contract last month

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The union which represents Kroger Workers in West Virginia is reporting a break through in contract negotiations.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400 and Kroger reached a tentative agreement Friday on a new contract. Kroger indicated in a statement it made an offer which included a pay raise, health care costs at the same levee and continued support of the employee pension fund.

Workers at Kroger stores in West Virginia will learn the specifics of the contract on Monday in two separate meeting. One meeting will be at 9 a.m. Monday at the Charleston Civic Center. The second meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the Nathan Goff Armory in Clarksburg, W.Va. The rank and file will also vote on the contract proposal.

The contract covers 4.200 workers at 39 stores in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.

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