UFCW Local 135

F4L Members Ratify New Contract

Connie worked night shift and still showed up to vote!

Members of UFCW Local 135, alongside union members from UFCW Locals throughout Southern and Central California, voted overwhelmingly this week in favor of a new contract negotiated over the past few months with Kroger, the parent company of Food 4 Less/FoodsCo. 

With a year-long extension granted at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new contract amounts to a four-year deal between the company and these essential, frontline workers.

Some of the new additions to the contract include:

  • Significant wage increases over three years for those at the top rate
  • Ratification bonuses for those at the top rate
  • No reductions in health and pension benefits
  • Scholarship fund 
  • More hours for those with five and fifteen years of service
  • Another week of vacation for senior employees
  • A new Health and Safety Committee at each location
  • Bereavement Leave instead of Funeral Leave
  • Shortened progression steps for APC and Service Clerks

Thanks to all of the members of UFCW Local 135 at Food 4 Less that took time out of their day to support themselves and their co-workers by voting on this contract. Though more work needs to be done, this deal is a big step forward for the thousands of essential workers that make up the Central and Southern California Food 4 Less/FoodsCo bargaining unit. 

If you’re a member at Food 4 Less and you have questions regarding the new contract, please reach out to your union rep.

Thumbs up for the new contract!

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