According to UFCW Local 7, the grocer’s union, they will be voting during six meetings over Thursday and Friday to either accept the deal offered or authorize a strike.
After last week, when City Market and King Soopers left the negotiation table both sides have taken steps to prepare for a strike.
City Market is taking applications for temporary workers at $15 dollars an hour and making it public that their union employees are preparing to walk off the job.
The grocer’s union says that King Soopers and City Market are trying to, “eviscerate the ability of their employees to care for themselves and their families.”
The union says the current proposal would offer, “no pay raises over the next three years and decreasing benefits that come with increased costs for health care.”
This is something the company denies, and tells us they are increasing wages and continuing investment into their workers health care at no additional cost.