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It started with 11,200 Kroger workers in Indiana. But will a new labor agreement that axes health coverage for employees spouses eventually spread throughout the rest of Kroger’s 343,000-person workforce?
Kroger is the nation’s largest grocery store chain, ranked #23 on the Fortune 500 list with nearly $100 billion in revenue. But retail margins are historically thin, and citing belt-tightening measures, Kroger took a whack at its health coverage package at its Central Division in Indianapolis.
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Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.
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