Labor negotiations open for grocery workers
Contract talks for roughly 5,000 grocery workers in the east metro area will begin tomorrow morning. The bargaining unit includes employees at stores such as Rainbow, Cub, Lunds and Byerlys. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 789's current three-year contract expires in March. The union's goal is to have a new pact in place by then. "We think we're going to get there with these guys," says UFCW organizer Bernie Hesse. "It's always going to be about how you move money around."