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Kroger Union

UFCW is the union for Kroger workers.

UFCW, the union for grocery workers, represents 835,000 grocery store workers at major companies all across the country. We stand together with the hardworking people at Kroger stores to secure the better wages and benefits they deserve — all backed by a union contract.

View all the many Kroger stores we represent here.

We know grocery workers have always been essential and should be treated that way. Unfortunately, not all Kroger stores have union representation. We believe all Kroger workers deserve stable schedules, living wages, and safe workplaces. No matter the Kroger brand – Ralphs, Dillions, Smith’s, King Soopers, Fry’s, QFC, Rulers, City Market, Owen’s, Jay C, Pay Less, Baker’s, Gerbes, Harris Teeter, Pick ‘n Save, Metro Market, Mariano’s, or Food 4 Less – you deserve a union contract.





Ready to start a union at your Kroger store?

Ready to negotiate together for bigger paychecks, stronger benefits and better lives? If you are, the steps to joining the UFCW are simple.





Frequently Asked Questions

Is Kroger union? 

Yes and no. Most Kroger stores have a union contract guaranteeing wages and working conditions, but some don’t. UFCW represents workers in 2/3 of all Kroger stores nationwide, but we believe ALL Kroger associates deserve union representation.

What are the benefits of having a union at Kroger?

With a union contract, you and your coworkers can negotiate for benefits such as consistent raises and schedules, affordable healthcare, workplace safety standards, and so much more! Check out our How We Make Work Better page to learn more about what a union can do for you and your coworkers.

How do I start a union at my Kroger store?

By talking to your coworkers and one of our union organizers! We are here to help you make your store a better place to work and answer all your questions. Fill out the form below to get started and connect with one of our organizers.

We are the Kroger Union

How We Make Work Better



Fred Meyer Employees in Washington are Unionizing

250 Richland Fred Meyer workers are coming together to demand better pay, staffing, and work-life balance. 

“My coworkers keep leaving because they can’t plan their lives without consistent hours. The turnover leaves me scrambling to finish their work.”

– Eden Hill from the ClickList department

“I want to enjoy my job, but even on days off they usually call me in. I don’t get a lot of time to spend with friends or get to have that work-life balance.” Mandee Boyle, a front-end cashier adds, “I want a union because me and my coworkers deserve a voice in the decisions that affect us at work.”

All Fred Meyer workers deserve a union contract that guarantees their wages, benefits, and working conditions. Learn how a union can make a difference in your store by filling out the form below.

YakTriNews.com Article

‘I want to be treated like a person:’ Fred Meyer employees file to unionize

RICHLAND, Wash. — Eden Hill, 21, has spent the last year and a half working long, tiring days at the Fred Meyer in Richland.

Hill works in the Clicklist Department where customers order their groceries online, she shops for them, and then brings out the haul to their car at an agreed date and time — a practice made more popular during the coronavirus pandemic.

Missouri Ruler Foods Workers Want to Join the Kroger Union Too!

If you want a union at your Ruler Foods, you’ve come to the right place.

Ruler Foods workers are coming together to get better benefits & conditions through a union contract — just like countless other Kroger workers (2 out of 3 Kroger workers are union members). And they have the support of the rest of our St. Louis union family.

Watch this video and hear how having a union in Missouri makes work and life better. And if you’re ready to start a union at your Ruler Foods, fill out our form below:

We are the St. Louis Grocery Union