No resolution yet in grocery worker negotiations

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Workers are ready to strike if an agreement cannot be reached.

A union spokesperson tells KIRO 7 that progress was made in talks over the weekend, but not nearly enough.

98 percent of union members voted down the latest contract offering on September 26. Workers claim the store owners are trying to eliminate holiday pay, change their paid sick time benefits, and cut health insurance for people who work 30 hours or less.

The union's current contract requires them to give the stores a 72-hour notice before going on strike. That countdown has not yet begun.

Negotiations are expected to continue this week. The location of the negotiations is being kept secret. We have placed calls to union leadership and expect to get an update Monday morning.