Union, Safeway to resume contract talks Oct. 20

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - A union representing Colorado grocery workers says Safeway is set to return to the bargaining table Oct. 20.

A Safeway spokeswoman on Tuesday confirmed the date.

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 said last week that workers statewide had rejected the latest contract offers from Safeway and from Kroger Co.'s King Soopers and City Market chains.

Safeway workers also voted to reauthorize a strike, but they are still on the job.

The union represents about 17,000 workers at Safeway, King Soopers, City Market and Albertsons whose contracts expired May 9.

King Soopers Spokeswoman Diane Mulligan said Tuesday that no date had been set yet for talks with her company. Albertsons workers also are awaiting more talks.

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  • by Ted Location: Grand junction on Oct 15, 2009 at 04:20 PM
    I work for one of the chains listed,been with'em a long time.Pretty gratefull earning the wages I am and don't want and will not strike.I am convinced we can work out this stalemate without a strike.I wonder how many of these strong union proplr that voted to strike SHOP @ non-union stores or stores other than their own.Right now it's better to take a few concessions,keep the company strong and continue working instead of focusing on your own greed.
  • by mike Location: Grand Junction on Oct 15, 2009 at 08:38 AM
    Safeway, Kroger and Albertsons need to give their employees an offer and stick with it, if they walk of the job to "strike" they should be fired and replaced with people that want to work. I hear everyday how so many people are looking for work I don't think that I would walk away from my job now. As an employer I have a basic rule, if you miss work then you are replaced. It is pretty simple and I havent had any employee turnover in over 5 yrs. These people work in a grocery store for God sakes, it isn't rocket science. There is no need to pay these people $20 an hour and give them retirement and all the other perks, it should be a job for college kids and people that want a second part time job.
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