Colo. Safeway Workers Reject Deal; King Soopers Workers Give OK

Safeway employees in Colorado said Tuesday that they have voted to reject the retailer’s “last, best and final” contract offer and that they will ask the company to return to the bargaining table for a fifth time.

DENVER — Safeway employees in Colorado said Tuesday that they have voted to reject the retailer’s “last, best and final” contract offer and that they will ask the company to return to the bargaining table for a fifth time.

Workers at King Soopers, Kroger’s Colorado-based chain, in the meantime voted to approve a similar contract, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 here said.

According to the union, some Safeway units also voted to reauthorize a strike. The threa

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