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America’s Largest Union of Essential Grocery Workers Announces Opposition to Kroger and Albertsons Merger

May 5, 2023

UFCW Members Vote to Unanimously Oppose the Proposed Merger Between Kroger and Albertsons at International Convention

WASHINGTON, DC – The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) officially announced that delegates, representing its 1.3 million members, unanimously voted to officially oppose mergers, including the Kroger and Albertsons merger, that pose a threat to essential workers, their families, and the communities they serve.

UFCW International President Marc Perrone said:

“For months, the UFCW has called for transparency, engaged independent experts, and assessed the publicly available information on this proposed merger to determine the widespread impact it will have on our members and the communities they serve. 

“At our 9th Regular Convention, hundreds of UFCW delegates representing our entire union from around the country came together to unanimously declare: mergers pose a serious threat to the livelihoods of our members and we must act to confront them. 

“Given the lack of transparency, and the impact a merger between two of the largest supermarket companies could have on essential workers – and the communities and customers they serve – the UFCW stands united in its opposition to the proposed Kroger and Albertsons merger.”


The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States. UFCW International represents 1.3 million professionals and their families in healthcare, grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries. Our members serve our communities in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at ufcw.org. 

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