Contract Approved

Associated Press

Updated Mon, Sep 19, 2011 7:51 am

Union workers at a dozen Kroger Co. stores in West Virginia and eastern Ohio have approved a new three-year contract.

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23 says in an email that its members voted Sunday to approve the contract, 66 percent to 34 percent.

Workers had rejected an earlier contract offer by Kroger on Aug. 14. The old contract was extended while negotiations continued.

The contract covers about 1,000 workers.