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8,400 Kroger Workers Go on Strike as Study Highlights Economic Plight of Grocery Workers

HeadlineJan 13, 2022

In Colorado, around 8,400 workers across 77 Kroger’s King Soopers in Denver and other areas went on strike Wednesday as they demand better wages and benefits, and safe working conditions. During the pandemic, Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen’s pay increased by over 45% while the median pay for workers dropped by 8% despite booming sales. Workers also say stores are understaffed. A new report funded by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union reveals over 75% of Kroger employees surveyed face food insecurity, and 14% have been unhoused over the past year. 

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