Safeway Workers in Limbo

An already difficult contract negotiation spiraled into further chaos last week when workers in Colorado turned down a contract offer from Safeway but accepted a virtually identical deal from King Soopers. It was unclear late last week what the next step would be for workers at Safeway, who according to United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 rejected a last, best and final offer from Safeway.

DENVER — An already difficult contract negotiation spiraled into further chaos last week when workers in Colorado turned down a contract offer from Safeway — but accepted a virtually identical deal from King Soopers.

It was unclear late last week what the next step would be for workers at Safeway, who according to United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 rejected a “last, best and final” offer from Safeway. The contract, the union said, was rejected by 63% — less than the two

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