Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Kroger: Negotiations continuing



By John Byczkowski
Enquirer staff writer

Labor negotiations continued late into the evening Monday between the Kroger Co. and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1099, after a weekend recess.

Talks resumed about 1 p.m. and stretched into the evening.

Local 1099 represents about 8,500 meat cutters and clerks. A five-year agreement between the union and Kroger expired Oct. 9. Union members voted to authorize a strike last Wednesday, but the two sides later agreed to continue to negotiate under a contract extension.




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