Posted: Nov 16, 2009 12:10 AM by John Romero
It looks as if the on-going dispute between Colorado grocery stores and their workers may be coming to a head. On Friday, Kroger, King Sooper's parent company and Safeway informed grocery workers they would offer up their last, best and final contract offer on Monday. "We do not have any idea at this point what the contents of the last, best and final are." says UFCW Local 7 legal council Crisanta Duran, "But we are hopeful that it will be good enough for workers."
Though there've been many rumors of an inevitable strike, the union says that's simply not the case although nothing is being ruled out at this point. "We are going to have to review the offer and see what the contents are, meet with workers about the offer and make decisions about where we go from there." says Duran, "We do not want a strike or a lockout, however the devil is in the details." Once the new contract is received it could take up to 2 weeks for grocery workers to vote on weather to reject or accept the offer.