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King Soopers employees vote overwhelmingly to strike

DENVER – representing the union representing Kroger-owned King Soopers / City Market employees voted Friday night overwhelmingly to authorize a strike.

More than 92 percent voted in favor of walking off the job, according to the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 Union

Friday's vote came after talks between the

union and the company broke down.

The current contract ended Jan. 12, and Local 7 and King Soopers have been engaged in drafting a collective bargaining agreement since mid-December.

A strike date has not been set, but a strike authorization allows union leadership to call for a strike at any moment. forward, according to a release from the union.

In a statement to Denver7, a spokesperson for King Soopers said, “it's business as usual at our stores.” The company hopes that Local 7 will return to the bargaining table.

More than 1

2,000 workers represented at UFCW Local 7 work at 109 King Soopers and City Market stores in Colorado.

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