Colo. Safeway Workers in Limbo After Rejecting Deal

A day after workers in Colorado turned down a contract offer from Safeway — but accepted a virtually identical deal from King Soopers — it was unclear what their next step would be.

DENVER — A day after workers in Colorado turned down a contract offer from Safeway — but accepted a virtually identical deal from King Soopers — it was unclear what their next step would be. Only certain bargaining units also voted to authorize a strike, according to United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 here, which represented the workers.

The overall vote to reject the contract was nearly 63%, but less than the two-thirds majority workers would need to authorize a strike

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