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The Denver Post this morning reports that grocery clerks and meat cutters at Safeway and Kroger-owned King Soopers stores there have approved a new four-year contract that “includes a bonus, wage hikes, improved health care benefits and a plan to stabilize the pension plan, while preventing a 21 percent health-insurance premium hike for about 2,000 retired workers.”

The new contract covers 3,000 employees in Denver, Broomfield, Parker and Castle Pines; workers in other parts of the state, who previously had rejected a so-called “final offer,” are scheduled to vote on the deal during the next two weeks.
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