The president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 7, Kim Cordova, says King Soopers stores throughout the Denver metro area plan to strike Wednesday morning. Cordova suggests that it is likely for more King Soopers/City Market stores to do that same once contracts expire.
Kroger has offered a wage increase of up to $4.50 in the first year of employment with signing bonuses over the next 36 months.
However, despite the offer from Kroger Cordova said, “The working conditions in our stores are very dangerous and safety is a big priority, and the company has absolutely come to the table and not addressed any of those issues. At the same time, they’re not bargaining in good faith and violating the law so there’s the unfair labor practices and because of that. Because of their actions, we will be striking on Wednesday,” said Cordova.
The strike will involve around 8,400 workers at 74 stores.