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Kroger ratifies agreement with Union group

PEORIA, Ill. - Central division associates working at Kroger stores in Peoria, and surrounding areas, have ratified a new labor agreement with UFCW Local 536.

Pam Matthews, President of Kroger's Central division, released the following statement:

We are pleased to reach an agreement that is good for our associates. This new contract provides good pay increases, affordable health care and financial support from the company to our associates’ pension fund to support their retirement. This agreement comes after thoughtful and productive work by both the company and union bargaining committees. I want to thank our associates for supporting this agreement and for the excellent service they provide to our customers every day.

The contract covers more than 1,400 associates working at 14 stores in Peoria and surrounding areas.

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