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It only provides minimum wage increases (25 cents) and does not bump us up to what new hires will be paid which is $12/hr. On 6/26/2022 pay rises to $10/50/hr/ 6/25/2023 is $10.75/hr. On 6/23/2024 $11.00/hr. It'a  bad pay rate for Courtesy Clerks, at the expense of higher wage increases for other employees and new hires that will start at $12/hr



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It's a crap contract and I'm voting No also!!! Full time clerks will only get 1.60 over the span of the contract nothing but a smack to my face as well others.



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HA...Remember the Union really has one purpose, guess they are showing that one purpose is lacking too.

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There is also NO provision for profit sharing. That was one of my suggestions to my Union rep. Courtesy clerks should be bumped up to the starting pay for new hires which is $12/hr if contract is ratified.



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Could we have a national strike?  Legal or not?  Everyone will let us down but us.



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I briefly talked to my shop steward about the contract she said "it's a bad contract"......what is appalling to me is that certain job classifications can have their hourly pay REDUCED if they don't average a certain number of hours per week. It doesn't make sense a new hire can come in at $12/hr when people working there have to wairt 3 years to get to $10.75/hr (if you are a courtesy clerk.)



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Original poster here: In further conversation with my shop steward, she said that she doesn't think the contract will pass. Then Kroger will try to offer some asinine $500 or so "bonus"-she sad sad part about it is that some in our store will think it is like  $5000 and accept the money. 



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Is there a store that isn't falling apart due to the "labor crisis"?

Seems like the union should have a strong hand this time.  Lol.



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Anonymous wrote:

There is also NO provision for profit sharing. That was one of my suggestions to my Union rep. Courtesy clerks should be bumped up to the starting pay for new hires which is $12/hr if contract is ratified.


 Courtesy clerks dont do enough to justify those higher wages. The current pay is fine and will stand.



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Could we have a national strike?  Legal or not?  Everyone will let us down but us.


 Lol national strike? Monkeys can do the job of courtesy clerks. By all means go strike you can be easily replaced



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Disagree with you they deserve to be paid more 10.75 isn't nothing they can't live off of that!



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There is also NO provision for profit sharing. That was one of my suggestions to my Union rep. Courtesy clerks should be bumped up to the starting pay for new hires which is $12/hr if contract is ratified.


 Courtesy clerks dont do enough to justify those higher wages. The current pay is fine and will stand.


 The solution is simple: either they work OT to get the extra cash or just do the bare minimum. No more, no less. That is what I did when I was a cc.



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How about NO?!?

 

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mega-kitteh wrote:
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Anonymous wrote:

There is also NO provision for profit sharing. That was one of my suggestions to my Union rep. Courtesy clerks should be bumped up to the starting pay for new hires which is $12/hr if contract is ratified.


 Courtesy clerks dont do enough to justify those higher wages. The current pay is fine and will stand.


 The solution is simple: either they work OT to get the extra cash or just do the bare minimum. No more, no less. That is what I did when I was a cc.


 Nah working more is definitely not the solution but doing the bare minimum is a good start.



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Original poster here: I went to the store down the street on Friday that was a voting location near my house. The two Union reps said we should have results either Friday or early Saturday. If the contract fails, I wonder what the next step is-anyone know?



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Disagree with you they deserve to be paid more 10.75 isn't nothing they can't live off of that!


 Its not meant to be a job to make a living off of at all. Its just a bs job to screw around on to make some extra cash.



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Unfortunately this all some have currently 



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I retired from Kroger two years ago in the Cincinnati/Dayton area with 32 years because I could see that Kroger is determined to change things where it does not make sense. I do not miss working. Kroger is not like when I started and the union I swear is in Krogers pocket. I voted no in my last contract about a year before I retired that was not a good contract again but like always somehow it passed. The union forced that contract down our throats did not tell us that they were having meetings with Kroger like before just came into the store and said we have a good contract vote yes. that confirmed my feeling that my union was in Krogers pocket. From what I have been told by other employees when I shop at Kroger it is worse than ever. There is more long term employees retiring since I retired two years ago. If they are close to 65 employees are retiring. Of course Kroger wants that. They do not care about the long term employees who were loyal to them. Kroger wants to be Walmart. Kroger needs to get a new CEO I think. 



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I retired from Kroger two years ago in the Cincinnati/Dayton area with 32 years because I could see that Kroger is determined to change things where it does not make sense. I do not miss working. Kroger is not like when I started and the union I swear is in Krogers pocket. I voted no in my last contract about a year before I retired that was not a good contract again but like always somehow it passed. The union forced that contract down our throats did not tell us that they were having meetings with Kroger like before just came into the store and said we have a good contract vote yes. that confirmed my feeling that my union was in Krogers pocket. From what I have been told by other employees when I shop at Kroger it is worse than ever. There is more long term employees retiring since I retired two years ago. If they are close to 65 employees are retiring. Of course Kroger wants that. They do not care about the long term employees who were loyal to them. Kroger wants to be Walmart. Kroger needs to get a new CEO I think. 


 I'm sure the Union isn't in the companies pocket, but Union Leadership knows better then to bite the hand that is feeding it.  If there was a strike, what is to say it would ever end? Union Leadership is just making sure their paycheck is there for another 4-5 years.  Yes, they might get a small increase in pay, but in reality they are not really fighting for anything, they are just trying to get what other retailers are offering everyone else.  



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