Michigan Kroger Workers OK New Deal

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Kroger Co. workers represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 951 here have voted to approve a new contract. The ratification follows a rejection of Kroger's earlier contract offer in November.

The new contract preserves members' health benefits and pension while providing a top rate bonus in 2011 and top rate increases in 2012 and 2013, the union said. Members approved the contract by 84%.

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