Safeway, workers agree to continue labor talks

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - Safeway has agreed to resume contract negotiations with its union workers a day before they were to go on strike.

The labor contract between the grocery chain and United Food and Commercial workers local 7 in Colorado expired last night without an agreement and workers planned to walk off their jobs tomorrow.

But Safeway spokeswoman Kristine Staaf says the company agreed today to continue negotiations and extend the labor contracts on a day-to-day basis until May 30.

The union represents about 17,000 workers at Safeway, King Soopers, and Albertsons. King Soopers workers also agreed to continue negotiations until May 30. Albertsons workers are discussing a new contract, but they have not set a deadline to reach an agreement.

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