By Angela Case
Source: NBC News 9

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 reached a tentative agreement Thursday with Safeway and Albertsons stores in Colorado and Rock Springs, Wyoming.

The union represents more than 5,400 Safeway workers. A Safeway spokesperson said the agreement covers 51 stores.

“We appreciate the union’s partnership in reaching this tentative agreement that includes significant benefits to our associates,” Safeway spokesperson Kris Staaf said in a statement.

“This industry leading contract is the richest Safeway/Albertsons contract in the country,” Local 7 President Kim Cordova said in a statement. “This agreement, which was secured without the need for a strike, ensures that workers receive paid sick leave, fair pay, a safe workplace, and access to affordable health care.”

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