By Brittany Costello

From the moment the pandemic hit, grocery store workers have not only continued to feed America, but they’ve put themselves in harm’s way to do it.

How are they repaid? Some employees say they haven’t been. Now Smith’s grocery store workers are threatening to strike.

The local union is in the middle of negotiations with Kroger Corp. The contract is up Jan. 30.

“It was very scary,” said Dawn Bianchetti, a woman who has worked at a Smith’s in Albuquerque for nearly 27 years. “The first few months were very scary.”

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