Resolutions

Resolution: Support for Kroger Workers of UFCW Local 400

October 7, 2020 – State Executive Committee

A Resolution in Support for Kroger Workers of UFCW Local 400

WHEREAS, over 250 grocery workers, meatpacking workers, and food processing workers of the UFCW have died due to COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, over 36,000 of the aforementioned workers have been infected or exposed to COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, Kroger has managed to profit during this pandemic, yet is demanding cuts in employee healthcare benefits, a stop to pay raises, and a change in seniority rights for the majority of experienced employees for its new contract with the UFCW Local 400; and

WHEREAS, Kroger’s essential workers have been on the frontlines of this global pandemic, placing themselves and their families at risk in order to keep these stores operating;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the West Virginia Mountain Party hereby unequivocally supports the rights of these workers to engage in civil disobedience that directly impacts their employer’s ability to continue to profit off their labor; and

BE IT RESOLVED that the West Virginia Mountain Party stands in full support with a worker’s right to unionize at their workplace; and

BE IT RESOLVED that the West Virginia Mountain Party supports demands for hazard pay, a national mask mandate, and increased safety standards for work environments.