Letter from Division President Opening Negotiations

Leader Messages

July 5th, 2022

To our Kroger Columbus Division Associates,

First, I want to thank you all for consistently showing the meaning of Our Purpose – to Feed the Human Spirit – by serving our customers and supporting each other. While Kroger is known for its innovative products and great deals, it is our valued associates like you who help create the bonds with our customers that keep them coming back to our stores time and time again.

You might be aware that Kroger will soon begin negotiations on your new contract with Local 1059. We know that this is important to you, and you can trust that it’s very important to our stores and company too. Our goal is to reach an agreement that provides good, stable jobs with competitive wages and a solid benefits package. We also want to provide opportunities for career growth here at Kroger. To do this, we need to reach an agreement that keeps our stores competitive, strong, and successful in central Ohio.

As always, you can count on us to keep you informed.  During the negotiation process, we will share ongoing information and updates with you through your store leadership. We want to empower you to make an informed decision that is right for you and your family when given the opportunity to vote on a proposed contract. If you have questions about negotiations, please lean on your store leaders to help keep you informed.

As a member of our Kroger family, we applaud you for ensuring a wonderful experience for Every Customer, Every Time. Thank you for all you continue to do to serve and uplift our customers, communities, and your fellow associates.



Dana Zurcher

Kroger Columbus Division President

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