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By Micah Leith
Source: WOAY-TV

A potential strike by Kroger workers throughout Southern West Virginia, has officially been avoided, as the company and members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 have agreed to a tentative agreement.

Both the union and Kroger itself is touting the agreement as progress and great news for all involved.

“Kroger’s commitment to increase wages and ensure associates have access to low-cost, high-quality healthcare benefits has long been a core priority,” said Lori Raya, president of Kroger Mid-Atlantic. “I am pleased to have an agreement that rewards these associates with more money than ever before.”

The union says its request for better pay scales, no health cost increases, and additional paid sick time have been honored.

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