Grocery workers reject offer, strike imminent

6 Oct

Grocery store workers for Safeway, King Soopers and City Market on the Western Slope have overwhelmingly voted to reject the companies’ offers and ask for a return to the bargaining table.

Safeway workers also voted to reauthorize a strike.

Meanwhile, the Denver Post is reporting that some shoppers are ready to betray class solidarity and cross picket lines…

Yeah, it’s hard to find a grocery store in Denver that isn’t a Safeway or King Soopers.  But you don’t have to be a traitor to get your food…

If you dodge the picket lines, dodge the checkout lines!

What better way for working-class folks to support the strike while improving their own material conditions?

UPDATE:  Okay, ‘imminent’ was an exaggeration. The fucking union is dragging this out as long as possible, giving the managers as long as they need to find scabs. Latest word: back to the negotiation table October 20th.


2 Responses to “Grocery workers reject offer, strike imminent”

  1. firstladyofdoom 8th Oct 2009 at 10:35 pm #

    Now that whole foods has preyed on wild oats and the cap hill location is replete with a billyclub carrying rent a cop (though it’s still easy to lift from), i prefer to ride the extra miles down buchtel to sunflower where the card machines have sharpied- out mcdonalds logos

    • gendermutiny 13th Oct 2009 at 6:34 pm #

      At risk of repeating ourselves, go ahead and ‘shop’ at the Safeways and King Soopers. Just skip the check-out part.

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