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Safeway, King Soopers workers agree to new contract


Wheat Ridge, Colo. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 said Friday that about 3,000 unionized grocery workers at Safeway and King Soopers grocery stores in Colorado have voted to approve a new four-year contract.

The union that represents the workers at Denver, Broomfield, Parker and Castle Pines say the store clerks and meat cutters approved the latest offer because it doesn't increase health insurance premiums for retired workers. Workers in Colorado Springs and Fountain will vote on the deal Friday and Pueblo workers are voting Monday.

Most King Soopers workers voted last year to accept the earlier offers that included signing bonuses, raises and health insurance improvements, and Albertsons workers also have accepted them.

King Soopers is a brand of The Kroger Co.

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