“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.”
- UFCW International President, Marc Perrone
Currently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is undergoing a review of the merger and has the power to take formal legal action to stop the proposed merger. The UFCW is calling on the FTC to exercise its power to block this catastrophic merger.
The FTC needs to hear from concerned Americans across the political and geographic spectrum on how higher prices, fewer options, and lower wages for essential workers would impact their community.
Every hardworking family has a reason to oppose the Kroger Albertsons megamerger - no one can afford the risk of higher prices, fewer choices, and lower wages for essential grocery workers.
Join us to call on the FTC to block the megamerger HERE or TEXT 'Merger' to 83071
"Three months after the last merger, hours were cut, checks bounced, vendors refused to drop off the product without cash payment at the door; it was that bad. One hundred percent that could happen again."
According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), this merger would lower wages for 746,000 grocery workers in over 50 metropolitan areas. That means 1 out of every 4 grocery workers will be affected, regardless of their employer.
The EPI also found that this merger would cause the total annual earnings of grocery workers in affected areas to fall by an estimated $334 million. That is about $450 per worker per year in critical income.