On Feb. 21, members of UFCW Local 7 who work at Denver Processing ratified a first contract that raises wages and improves benefits. Denver Processing is a meat processing facility located in Denver that cuts all the beef and pork for the King Soopers grocery stores (a division of Kroger) in Colorado, and these members are employed as Quality Assurance workers.
These workers joined UFCW Local 7 last October because they wanted the same wages and benefits as their unionized colleagues in the production division at the facility. The new three-year contract includes pay increases, union health care and pension benefits, and paid sick leave and vacation time.
“These workers joined our union family last fall because they wanted the better wages and benefits that come with a union contract,” said UFCW Local 7 Organizing Director Randy Tiffey. “They were also concerned about personal time and sick days that had been cut by the company, and this strong, new contract restores those much-needed benefits.”