Ohio Unions Approve Merger

The membership of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1099 has voted to approve the merger of its union with UFCW Local 911, the final step in creating a new entity, Local 75, which will become effective April 1, union officials told SN Thursday.

MONROE, Ohio — The membership of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1099 has voted to approve the merger of its union with UFCW Local 911, the final step in creating a new entity, Local 75, which will become effective April 1, union officials told SN Thursday. Local 75 will have about 30,000 members and will represent workers from the Ohio-Michigan border to Lexington, Ky.

“The merger gives us more power at the bargaining table, more power to organize and more of a voice politically,” Brigid Kelly, a spokeswoman for the union, told SN.

Local 75 will represent area workers at Kroger, Meijer, Ray’s, Chief Markets, Rite-Aid and CVS.

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