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King Soopers union employees approve 3-year contract after striking at Denver-area stores

Workers at Denver-area King Soopers grocery stores approved a new three-year contract on Monday that includes wage increases of more than $5 an hour for some employees, which the union called “the most significant wage increase ever secured by a United Food and Commercial Workers local for grocery workers.” The contract also creates more full-time […]

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King Soopers union workers vote to strike, which could begin as early as Sunday

Union members in Denver and Colorado Springs have authorized a strike at 87 King Soopers stores along the Front Range over what they call unfair labor practices. Union officials said a strike at the grocery chain could come as soon as Sunday. The growing tension between workers and management continued to escalate as the existing […]

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Coronavirus, then a mass shooting: It’s been a year from hell for Colorado grocery workers

In between making sure his store has enough apples and bread, and that all the shifts are covered, Mark Johnson added two things to his to-do list last week. He is setting up active-shooter training for the 90 employees of Denver’s two Marczyk Fine Foods markets. And he will order more security cameras to protect […]

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Small liquor stores in Colorado felt pinched by new alcohol laws. Now more changes are coming.

Days into the new year, the owner of Morgans Liquor in Denver sat down with his financial  books. The pandemic gave him a small boost in 2020 sales, but a troubling slide continued: His customer count continued to decline. “My dollars were up, the rings (on the register) were bigger, but my customers were still […]