More than 8,000 workers at Kroger Co. KR -4.49% ’s King Soopers grocery stores ratified a new three-year contract following a nine-day strike in Denver, marking another win by employees pushing companies for better wages and benefits.
The new agreement includes higher wages for King Soopers employees, with some receiving increases of more than $5 per hour, according to United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, which represents King Soopers workers in Colorado. Unionized workers will also receive better healthcare and pension benefits, the union said.
The union declined to share specific terms of the agreement because members in other regions of Colorado are voting on the proposed contract later this week. The contract is ratified because a majority of members has voted, the union said Tuesday.