Members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 established a picket line outside the Kroger store on Charleston's West Side on Oct. 13, 2003. The workers would remain on strike for several weeks before agreeing to a new contract. Gazette-Mail file photos
Kroger workers (left to right) Jimmy Anderson, Tony Greathouse and Rick Fleshman stood outside the Kroger store in Kanawha City in the first week of the strike.
Jim Gritt delivered poinsettias to the Kroger store in South Charleston in December 2003, in preparation for the store's re-opening after workers agreed to a new contract.