Academic journal article Monthly Labor Review

Food Store Accords

Academic journal article Monthly Labor Review

Food Store Accords

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More than 5,700 employees of 70 Kroger Co. supermarkets in Atlanta and elsewhere in Georgia were covered by a 42-month accord that established a two-tier pay system under which employees hired after September 8, 1984, will start at $4 an hour and progress to a maximum of $7.30. Current employees will continue to progress to their existing $10.30 maximum rate, but it will now take longer. After they reach $6.79 an hour, they will receive increases of 50 cents an hour at 6-month intervals until a final 51-cent increase brings them to the $10.30 top rate. Previously, employees moved to the $10.30 rate 6 months after reaching $6.79.

The agreement, negotiated by Local 1063 of the Ford and Commercial Workers, did not provide for any general pay increases, but full-time employees who were on the payroll and at the top of their pay range on September 8 will receive four bonus payments totaling $1,000 over the contract term. …

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