Big grocery workers union authorizes strike

The union representing 11,000 local Kroger workers has been authorized to call a strike after a Wednesday vote by its membership. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1099 said 98 percent of the votes were in favor of rejecting the proposal the grocer put on the table, according to a report by WCPO-TV. The union had recommended that workers reject the proposal and vote on a strike authorization.

Kroger in an earlier statement, called its proposal "very fair," and said it includes wage increases for all employees. Negotiations will continue on an agreement which will cover employees at 77 stores in Ohio and Kentucky.

Kroger, headquartered in Cincinnati, operates more than 2,400 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states.


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