KING SOOPERS GETS NEW LABOR PACT

DENVER -- Union workers at Kroger-owned King Soopers and City Market stores in Colorado have approved a new labor contract that reduces pay and benefits for employees, a spokesman for the workers said last week.The pact covers more than 7,000 members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 here. Although the union supported the contract, the local bargaining committee did not. The new contract

DENVER -- Union workers at Kroger-owned King Soopers and City Market stores in Colorado have approved a new labor contract that reduces pay and benefits for employees, a spokesman for the workers said last week.

The pact covers more than 7,000 members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 here. Although the union supported the contract, the local bargaining committee did not. The new contract was approved with 60% in favor and 40% opposed after seven months of negotiations.

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