GJ grocery workers to vote on strike Monday

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Last week unionized grocery workers across Colorado voted on whether to accept new contract proposals from their companies or authorize a strike. Monday, members in the Grand Valley will get their turn.

Employees of local Safeway and City Market stores will vote on their companies' final offers during three meetings Monday -- one at 9 a.m., one at 2 p.m. and at one at 7 p.m.

Workers in the Denver Metro Area and Pueblo have already rejected the proposals.

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, the union that represents grocery workers in Colorado, says negotiations with the stores have come to a standstill and strike may be the only way to make them budge.

However, both union leaders and store officials say they hope they can come to an agreement without a labor dispute.

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  • by CM employee Location: Colorado on Sep 28, 2009 at 12:11 PM
    Unfortunately I have to belong to this UFCW Union. I call them the Colorado Mafia. They force me to pay them and belong to their organization to work in this beautiful state. If people would have voted yes to make it a right to work state, this would never have happened. A strike or lockout is going to severely affect all employees of the grocery business. It will effect the economy as well. You may not work in a grocery store but when those peole have no money to spend you will feel it too. And what about these stores that you won't be able to shop in during the strike? I urge all union members to vote yes on this contract. No one wins a strike. Our jobs are pretty nice compared to most others. Don't be greedy and foolish and loose your homes and cars. Think about it!
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