Who Controls Your Shopping Cart?

Source: The American Prospect
by H Claire Brown

“In January of 2022, more than 8,000 employees at King Soopers stores in the Denver area went on strike demanding higher wages, better health care coverage, and stronger store security. After ten days, they reached a tentative agreement with the grocery chain, which is owned by Kroger. According to the union, the new contract included wage increases of $2 or more per hour in the first year for more than 95 percent of workers, topping out at an increase of $5.99 per hour. King Soopers agreed to invest more than $170 million in wages throughout the three-year agreement, plus more for health care. … Once the King Soopers contract was ratified, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 7 union was able to leverage the threat of another strike to persuade Albertsons to implement the same wage increases, according to a Federal Trade Commission complaint filed in late February.” (03/26/24)