CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. late Monday said workers at its stores in Houston have voted to ratify a new three-year contract.


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The new pact covers 13,729 associates in 109 stores in the Houston area represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 455.

"We are pleased to reach an agreement that is good for our associates. It provides a solid compensation package of wages and benefits, including affordable health care and pension for retirement," Bill Breetz, president of Kroger's Southwest Division, said in a statement.

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"This agreement is the outcome of thoughtful, respectful and productive work by both the company and union representatives. I want to thank our associates for supporting this agreement, as well as for the excellent service they provide every day to our customers and company."

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