Local 7 Members Ratify Two Year Contract Extension! Thousands of Local 7 members at King Soopers, Safeway,Smith Foods, Albertson’s LLC and City Market ratified a twoyear contract extension covering retail and meat workersthroughout Colorado and Wyoming. A total of 58 ratification meetings were held in cities and towns throughout Colorado and Wyoming in April and May. Meetings were personally conducted by Local 7 President, Kim Cordova and Local 7 executive staff. The two year extension will bring stability and security for Local 7 members during these hard economic times, until 2015. The contract negotiated by your Union assures that members will have quality health care benefits until 2015. Local 7 President Kim Cordova said “we succeeded in stabilizing the health benefit plan by negotiating an additional 11 million dollars in employer contributions.” In addition, members will also receive hard money increases, and more than 7,000 vendor stocking grievances were settled. In tough times it takes a tough Union!