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Podcast: Here’s the union beef with Kroger, Albertsons merger

Wages, potential layoffs, and questions around pensions comprise union workers’ main concerns around the merger


Members of several locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers union said the proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger could cost thousands of supermarket workers their jobs.

In a press conference ahead of a Senate hearing about the merger, several store-level workers detailed their past experiences with industry consolidation—including the impact of the 2015 Albertsons-Safeway merger—and their concerns about the impact of the pending deal.

Supermarket News spoke with Jonathan Williams, communications director for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, about the details of those concerns—as well as what lies ahead. 

Take a listen. 

Have a pitch for the podcast? Contact SN Executive Editor Chloe Riley at [email protected], or reach out and say hi on LinkedIn. Thanks very much for listening. 

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