Kroger and union reach deal; strike averted | The Columbus Dispatch

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Kroger Co. says it's reached a tentative three-year agreement with a labor union, averting a strike by 14,000 workers at 133 stores.
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George Jefferson

Marengo, OH

#106 Oct 2, 2011
candid camera wrote:
<quoted text>The quality of Save A Lot products is no where near that of Kroger, and if you've paid any attention to Walmart's prices lately, you'd see that they're really no cheaper. In addition to that, Walmart doesn't double coupons like Kroger does, and they don't carry the variety that Kroger does. The produce quality isn't as good, and I wouldn't touch the meat with a 10 foot pole.
Good luck walking through a Walmart and actually seeing an employee who is available for questions.
Walmart has about 20 check-out lines, but you never see more than a few of them open at any one time. I've decided that the cash registers at most of them are just props, just there for show, and don't really work at all.
The meat selection in any mainstream Columbus supermarket is lacking. Big time.
For special occasions, we get our meat and fish at The Hills Market in Worthington.
DRG

United States

#107 Oct 7, 2011
Loves Walmart wrote:
Congratulations to the Kroger workers. You are the reason why food costs, on average, 30% more at Kroger than at Walmart and 15% more than at Giant Eagle. Kroger can spent millions trying to convince people that it has the lowest prices but anyone who has been to a Walmart Supercenter knows the truth. The difference in prices in just amazing.
So correct!
DRG

United States

#108 Oct 7, 2011
Barb wrote:
WalMart doesn't have a union and some of their prices are slightly higher than Kroger. Explain that one to me if you can.
Kroger is way higher then Walmart! Stop talking stupid.
Krogers is Expensive

United States

#109 Oct 7, 2011
Hey everyone....steve works at Krogers! Dude is attacking everyone who says something bad about them! LOL!!!
Krogers is Expensive

United States

#110 Oct 7, 2011
Giantone wrote:
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Supporting Unions helps the middle class and it helps America,if you hate Unions then yes you are anti American.
That is not being anti American! Not being able to choose whether or not one wants to be in a union is ANTI-AMERICAN!

Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#111 Oct 8, 2011
Krogers is Expensive wrote:
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That is not being anti American! Not being able to choose whether or not one wants to be in a union is ANTI-AMERICAN!
You don't want to be in the Union then don't work there ,simple as that .Unions made the middle class....the more Unions disappear the more the middle class disappears.

Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#112 Oct 8, 2011
DRG wrote:
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Kroger is way higher then Walmart! Stop talking stupid.
It's you who are stupid,Walmart is almost 5% higher on their dry grocery items and almost 7% on the produce,yes they do have some sale items but not enough to make it worth my while.
George Jefferson

Marengo, OH

#113 Oct 8, 2011
Giantone wrote:
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You don't want to be in the Union then don't work there ,simple as that .Unions made the middle class....the more Unions disappear the more the middle class disappears.
Forcing a person to join a union is discrimination.

Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#114 Oct 8, 2011
Krogers is Expensive wrote:
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That is not being anti American! Not being able to choose whether or not one wants to be in a union is ANTI-AMERICAN!
more proof....
According to Professor Harley Shaiken of the University of California-Berkeley, unions are associated with higher productivity, lower employee turnover, improved workplace communication, and a better-trained workforce.

Prof. Shaiken is not alone. There is a substantial amount of academic literature on the following benefits of unions and unionization to employers and the economy:

Economic Growth
Productivity
Competitiveness
Product or service delivery and quality
Training
Turnover
Solvency of the firm
Workplace health and safety
Economic development
George Jefferson

Marengo, OH

#115 Oct 8, 2011
Giantone wrote:
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more proof....
According to Professor Harley Shaiken of the University of California-Berkeley, unions are associated with higher productivity, lower employee turnover, improved workplace communication, and a better-trained workforce.
Prof. Shaiken is not alone. There is a substantial amount of academic literature on the following benefits of unions and unionization to employers and the economy:
Economic Growth
Productivity
Competitiveness
Product or service delivery and quality
Training
Turnover
Solvency of the firm
Workplace health and safety
Economic development
Yeah, you're going to convince a load of people that a pro-union study from Berkeley is unbiased.
Good luck with that.

Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#116 Oct 8, 2011
Yeah, as a matter of fact I am .
George Jefferson

Marengo, OH

#117 Oct 8, 2011
Giantone wrote:
Yeah, as a matter of fact I am .
You must know a lot of brain-dead union thugs.
trytuo

Philadelphia, PA

#118 Oct 8, 2011
Woaaooo!

Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#119 Oct 9, 2011
George Jefferson wrote:
<quoted text>You must know a lot of brain-dead union thugs.
If you mean brain dead as in ...Teachers ,Nurses,Policemen ,Firemen and EMT's ,Rederal Employees ...etc yes I do know alot of very educated people with college degrees who realize a Union is the only thing out there protecting them from the very people they elected into office to help them.

Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#120 Oct 9, 2011
George Jefferson wrote:
<quoted text>Forcing a person to join a union is discrimination.
LOL...how? Noone is forced to join anything ,you don't want to be in a Union fine ...then don't work there.
George Jefferson

Marengo, OH

#121 Oct 9, 2011
Giantone wrote:
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LOL...how? Noone is forced to join anything ,you don't want to be in a Union fine ...then don't work there.
Unions are political organizations. How would you feel if you got a job and were told you had to join the Republican Party, and pay into it?

Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#122 Oct 10, 2011
George Jefferson wrote:
<quoted text>Unions are political organizations.
LOL....no they are not,only an idiot would think that.

.....and I would know weather the place I got a job with was Union or not ....before I started working there,another facter would be money ,would I make more money with better benifits at the Union or the non-Union company,99 out of 100 times the answer is Union which is why Republicains like yourself have to pay off the leagel system to tear them apart.

Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#123 Oct 10, 2011
This from a completely different group 0f Professors.The R Governor of Wis should be ashamed....he'll never get elected again.

Unions also play a positive role in economic development. One good example is the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership,ďan association of 125 employers and unions dedicated to family-supporting jobs in a competitive business environment. WRTP members have stabilized manufacturing employment in the Milwaukee metro area, and contributed about 6,000 additional industrial jobs to it over the past five years. Among member firms, productivity is way up--exceeding productivity growth in nonmember firms
George Jefferson

Marengo, OH

#124 Oct 10, 2011
Giantone wrote:
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LOL....no they are not,only an idiot would think that.
.....and I would know weather the place I got a job with was Union or not ....before I started working there,another facter would be money ,would I make more money with better benifits at the Union or the non-Union company,99 out of 100 times the answer is Union which is why Republicains like yourself have to pay off the leagel system to tear them apart.
Only an idiot thinks that unions AREN'T political organizations. Your thug overlords like Stern, Trumka, Hoffa Jr and King prove it on a daily basis.
BTW, if unions are so great, why do only 13% of workers belong to one?

Since: May 07

Stockbridge Mass

#125 Oct 11, 2011
LOL...Now I understand why you're so ignorant about Unions you're not out of middle school yet.

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