Union to provide update on planned strike for King Soopers workers in Colorado

DENVER (KKTV) – King Soopers responded to UFCW on Monday after planning a strike for that week.

UFCW Local 7 plans to provide an update on the strike scheduled for Monday around 3pm. You can watch the coverage of 11 Breaking News Center in this article.

The following letter was sent to the public by King Soopers on Monday.

“After three days of denying repeated requests to return to the bargaining table, Local 7 member Kim Cordova has now rejected a reasonable request for mediation to work together on a contract that will put more money in their pockets of our associates, ”said Joe Kelley. , president of King Soopers / City Market. “If Local 7 doesn’t want to negotiate, they should at least have the decency to allow our associates to vote on the current proposal. Our employees should be treated fairly and transparently and should be given the opportunity to decide what is best for them and their families. Right now, Local 7 is using the livelihoods of our associates as pawns in their political game.

The following was sent on Friday by UFCW Local 7 President Kim Cordova. This statement represents approximately 17,000 Kroger / King Soopers Essential Grocery employees.

“Members of UFCW Local 7 who work at King Soopers are fed up with the company’s unfair labor practices and will be on strike starting January 12. This is the direct result of the company’s bad faith at the bargaining table.

“King Soopers is making record profits while leaving its workers struggling with low wages. Grocers make sure our communities have access to food, but they can’t even afford to feed their own families. It is totally unfair. King Soopers has chosen to enrich its bottom line, instead of protecting workers who risked their lives on the front lines.

“Our plea remains the same: stop these unfair labor practices and respect us, protect us and pay us what we deserve. Members of UFCW Local 7 will remain on strike until the company agrees to end these unfair labor practices and comes to the bargaining table in good faith. During this strike, we are asking for the support of our community. We are grateful for all the overwhelming support received and for the individuals, union partners, organizations that will come to Colorado to support our efforts and fight. We will continue to be relentless in the fight for our members. “

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