Still no official response from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 about this week's "last, best and final" contract proposals from King Soopers and Safeway. But several employees posting on the Facebook page linked to the union's AlwaysHereForColorado.com site don't seem to have been won over by the most unusual aspect of the offers: "bonus ratification" gift cards of between $150 and $1,000, depending on position.
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"The gift card is a BRIBE! They are taking your money twice! by giving you a gift card for the store, then not giving raises and TAKING PENSION AND FUNERAL EXPENSES AWAY!," declares one poster. Another writes, "WOW... this is the most pathetic thing I have heard... 8 years of my life and I get a $400 gift card." And a third notes, "If the workers hold out, maybe they'll throw in a frozen turkey, too..."