LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Warehouse workers and drivers at the warehouse facility serving Kroger Co.’s Mid-South division signed a new contract Friday morning, ending a two-day strike. The workers, represented by Teamsters Local 89 here, walked off the job last Wednesday, reportedly displeased over negotiations with the warehouse’s new owner, Zenith Logistics, and transportation manger, Transervice. Paul Verst, chief executive of Zenith, told SN Friday that Kroger stores in the area got service via temporary workers in Louisville and from Zenith-operated Kroger warehouses in Indianapolis and Cincinnati. The new contract, which Verst described as “better than the one it had,” with Kroger, lasts through 2013.
— Jon Springer