GJ grocery workers reject contract proposals; Safeway workers vote to authorize strike

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

Unionized grocery workers in Grand Junction have "overwhelmingly" voted to reject the latest contract offers from Safeway and City Market.

Employees at local Safeway and City Market stores participated in Monday's vote.

City Market workers were only voting on whether or not to accept the company's latest offer. Safeway workers were voting on whether to accept the contract proposal or authorize a strike.

Union officials say Grand Junction Safeway workers did vote to authorize a strike, but it may still be a while before an actual strike would take place. They say two-thirds of the statewide membership would have to vote in favor of authorizing a strike in order for it to go through, and statewide voting on the issue continues through Oct. 6.

Union officials say they remain optimistic that Safeway can come back to the table with a new proposal both sides will agree on before a strike will happen.

For more information on the issues, click the link below.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 62461722 - nbc11news.com/a?a=62461722
Gray Television, Inc.