Reuters reports that unionized employees at Kroger-owned King Soopers in Colorado have ratified a new three-year contract.
According to the story, "A document seen by Reuters showed per-hour raises ranged between $1.23 and $5.99 in the first year. The union said over 95% of the workers will get increases of $2 or more in the first year, with around 250 pharmacy technicians eligible for the highest bump.
"The union had initially sought a raise of at least $6 in the first year of the contract for all workers, while King Soopers had proposed increases of up to $4.50 based on job classification and tenure … King Soopers will invest $170 million in wage increases through the life of the agreement, with additional health-care investments."
The agreement follows a 10-day strike by the employees which also included, the story says, "the possibility of a sympathy strike by stores in California and Seattle."