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 ...

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