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.

Prices fall sharply after hitting new high
Partners gear up for engine research
Cost squeeze sends Frisch's profits lower
Kroger: Negotiations continuing
Rival's bad news affects Chemed
Thieves' favorite: Escalade truck
Business digest

This little cell phone could be after my job
Google tool reveals files on multiple-user computers
Safeguard Internet for your children