DENVER -- King Soopers here has taken the highly unusual step of asking the Washington-based Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to draft a new labor contract for its workers in Colorado, a spokesman for FMCS told SN last week. eway, Pleasanton, Calif., have been negotiating simultaneously with Kroger on new contracts covering a total of 17,500 workers. FMCS traditionally does not draft labor contracts, John Arnold, the FMCS spokesman, told SN. "I can't find anyone in the agency ...

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