DENVER — Union workers at Safeway and King Soopers stores here have requested further extensions to their existing contracts as negotiation deadlines with the respective retailers failed to provide a new deal.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 said it reached an agreement with Safeway on Wednesday to extend their deal through June 15. Published reports Thursday said the union made a similar extension request of Kroger Co., which operates King Soopers.
Employees of both chains have been working on an extension of a deal that was to have expired May 9. The union, which is also negotiating separately with Albertsons, said wages and pension remain an issue between workers and management.
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