8,400 Kroger workers strike as employees reportedly can’t afford groceries

8,400 Kroger workers strike as employees reportedly can’t afford groceries


More than 8,000 Kroger grocery workers have gone on strike this week in Colorado to push for higher wages and healthcare benefits, as a new study revealed that 75 percent of employees are food insecure.

Around 8,400 unionized employees at King Soopers, a grocery chain owned by Kroger, walked off the job Wednesday morning, demanding wage increases, better retirement benefits, and a safer work environment during the pandemic, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Kroger has called the strike “reckless and self-serving” and has hired outside workers to replace striking staff that is affecting around half of its 151 King Sooper locations.

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