DENVER (KDVR) – The latest proposal from King Soopers to Local 7 Food and Commercial Workers Organization has been rejected, according to union president Kim Cordova.
After back and forth negotiations between the two sides, they have reached an impasse and UFCW King Soopers employees will begin their strike at 5 a.m. Wednesday.
King Soopers’ proposal, called “Last, Best and Last Offer” sent on Tuesday morning $170 million investment over the next three years including salary investment plus approval bonuses for all associates on the table.
Cordova’s response to the company is:
“The Company’s ‘last, best and last’ offer is, in many ways, worse than its previous offers. King Soopers, despite providing certain information at around 5:30 p.m. last night, did not respond to requests and critical data regarding pay, health and safety matters are critical. focus of these negotiations. Clearly, King Soopers/City Market will not voluntarily accommodate the needs of our workers, despite our repeated pleas to the Company to listen to the voices of our members. We’re going on strike because it’s clear this is the only way to get what’s fair, just, and equal for grocery workers who risk their lives every day just to work during this pandemic.
“We will continue to fight relentlessly for the members. We are preparing for a strike that will begin in the Denver metro area at 5 a.m. tomorrow. ”
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