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Kroger Louisville workers approve new deal

Kroger Co. said associates in the Louisville, Ky., division ratified a four-year contract with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union local 227.

"We are pleased to reach an agreement that is good for our associates. This new contract provides wage increases, affordable health care and investment in our associates' pension fund to support their retirement," said Calvin Kaufman, president of Kroger's Louisville division, in a press release.


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"This agreement comes after thoughtful and productive work by both the company and union bargaining committees. I want to thank our associates for supporting the agreement and for the excellent service they provide to our customers every day."

The deal, which was passed with almost a 4 to 1 margin, also gave part-time employees more health insurance options, according to a statement on UFCW's website. The Louisville division includes 14,000 workers in 89 stores in Louisville and Southern Indiana.

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