DENVER (KKTV) – King Soopers and Union UFCW Local 7 say they have reached a tentative agreement, probably deterring an expected strike
This is good news for our associates, customers and communities, "said Adam Williamson with King Soopers / City Market corporate affairs.
While the details of the offer have not been released, King Soopers duty 11 News over the weekend that they were willing to invest more than $ 100 million in wages, health care and pension plans for their employees King Soopers also said they were willing to increase employees' pay 35 cents a year, which means by 2021, wages would be about $ 1
The union issued a statement early Monday afternoon.
"We are deeply grateful for the strength of our members, the support of our customers, and the help of the communities we work in." Today's deal represents an important investment in King Soopers and City Market workers and strengthens our ability to continue providing shoppers with the high-quality customer service they deserve. This was the result of more than 37 straight hours of bargaining this weekend and would not have been possible without the courage and strength of our members.
"For more than four months, Local 7 members worked incredibly hard to get the best possible contract for more than 12,000 Colorado families. The fact that this victim is significantly better than where we started in December is a tribute to the hard work of every member. Local 7 is a union family and we are proud to stand together to make King Soopers and City Market a better place to work and shop. ”
Williamson tells 11 News they want to focus on making King Soopers a place their employees would want
"The next time you're at King Soopers or the City Market and you see that young lady bagging groceries, she was very good at the next president of King Soopers and City Market," Williamson
King Soopers and City Market make up 47 percent of grocery sales statewide next week whether or not to ratify the proposed contract.