KROGER DIVISION, UNION LOCAL SIGN FIVE-YEAR LABOR ACCORD

CINCINNATI -- Kroger Co.'s division here and a union local have agreed to a longer-term labor contract -- their first five-year pact -- that provides staffing percentage guarantees and no-cost health insurance benefits for 8,300 employees at 91 stores. The agreement, ratified by members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1099, which covers Kroger's Cincinnati/Dayton division, includes

CINCINNATI -- Kroger Co.'s division here and a union local have agreed to a longer-term labor contract -- their first five-year pact -- that provides staffing percentage guarantees and no-cost health insurance benefits for 8,300 employees at 91 stores. The agreement, ratified by members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1099, which covers Kroger's Cincinnati/Dayton division, includes increased hourly wages over the five years of $1 for journeymen and 65 cents for entry-lev

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