Local union Kroger workers to weigh possible strike

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – Kroger workers who are members of UFCW Local 400 Union will vote whether or not to go on strike this week, potentially affecting locations throughout the WOAY viewing area.

The vote comes as the union and Kroger are still in the midst of negotiations for a new contract. The strike will potentially affect 3,000 workers throughout West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.

The union argues that Kroger’s proposed pay raise would actually leave workers making less due to inflation. It also takes issue with Kroger’s proposal to eliminate time and a half pay after eight hours in a work day.

The vote for a strike is scheduled for February 28 and February 29, depending on the location. Results will be announced on March 1.

The Kroger at 406 John Raine Drive in Rainelle will vote on February 28, while the location at the Beckley Shopping Center will vote on February 29.

Only members of the union will be allowed to vote. If the union votes to approve a strike, it will not begin immediately. Instead, the union said that it would wait until the best time.

Locations that would be affected by the strike:

  • Kroger #805, 1734 Harper Rd, Beckley, WV 25801
  • Kroger #790, 133 Beckley Crossing, Beckley, WV 25802
  • Kroger #780, 411 Mall Rd, Oak Hill, WV 25901
  • Kroger #770, 151 Beaver Plaza , PO Box 579, Beaver, WV 25813
  • Kroger #765, 180 Red Oak Shop Ctr, Ronceverte, WV 24970
  • Kroger #743, 308 Stokes Dr, Hinton, WV 25951
  • Kroger #734, 518 Park Center US Rt 60, Rainelle, WV 25962
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