Colo. Safeway Workers to Vote Again

Union workers that rejected prior contract offers from employers Safeway and Kroger-owned King Soopers are voting again on a slightly modified offer.

DENVER — Union workers that rejected prior contract offers from employers Safeway [2] and Kroger [3]-owned King Soopers are voting again on a slightly modified offer.

According to United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 here, bargaining units of Safeway and King Soopers that rejected the prior offer in December were to vote Thursday on a deal that provides an additional $12 million in the health and welfare fund for retirees.

The 52-month contract offer otherwise includes the same terms as those already accepted by some units, including a signing bonus. Workers in Colorado Springs are to vote Friday, and Pueblo area workers will vote next week, the union added.

Albertsons [4] workers in Colorado this week voted to approve the same deal.

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