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Fred Meyer and QFC Associates Ratify Agreements with UFCW Local 555
By: PR Newswire
Feb. 21, 2013 01:49 PM
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) associates working at Fred Meyer and QFC stores in Portland and throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington have ratified new labor agreements with UFCW Local 555.
"We are pleased to reach agreements that are good for our associates and enable us to be competitive in very competitive market areas," said Lynn Gust, Fred Meyer's president. "These agreements provide our associates with additional compensation, affordable health care and pension for retirement."
"Our associates will continue to have one of the best total compensation packages in our industry, in our region," said Joe Fey, QFC's president. "I want to thank our associates for their patience, for supporting this agreement, and for the excellent service they provide every day to our customers."
The 44 labor agreements cover 6,007 associates working at Fred Meyer and 368 associates at QFC.
SOURCE The Kroger Co.
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