Grocery workers union supports Kroger-Albertsons merger

Feb 22, 2024
Written by WR Communications


United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555, representing thousands of grocery workers across several Western states, has endorsed the proposed merger between Kroger and Albertsons.

The $24.6 billion deal, announced in October 2022, aims to address concerns about potential store divestitures through discussions with C&S Wholesale Grocers.

Despite legal challenges, including lawsuits filed by attorneys general in Washington state and Colorado, the union sees the merger as a favorable outcome for workers. With details about store divestitures still pending, the endorsement from UFCW Local 555 adds weight to the ongoing debate about the future of grocery retail in the region.

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