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erienewsnow.com 13 Jan, 2022 20:00 am

More than 8,000 workers are on strike at 77 Denver area grocery stores - Erie News Now

More than 8,000 workers are on strike at 77 Denver area grocery stores - Erie News Now
By Chris Isidore, CNN Business

By Chris Isidore, CNN Business About 8,000 grocery store workers at 77 King Soopers and City Markets stores in the Denver area are on strike after the union rejected what the company described as its best and final offer to replace a recently expired contract.The rank-and-file workers at King Soopers and City Markets voted ovewhelmingly last week to authorize the strike, according to the union, which did not hold a separate vote to consider the company's final offer.The union "is putting politics before people and preventing us from putting more money in our associates' pockets," said Joe Kelley, president of King Soopers and City Market."The company's 'last, best, and final' offer, in many ways, is worse than its previous offers," said Kim Cordova, president of the local unit of the striking union.

The retail sector has very little in the way of union representation.Grocery stores are far more likely than other retailers to have union representation.

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