Kim Cordova, the former Safeway bakery clerk who defeated longtime union boss Ernie Duran in 2009, has won another term as president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7.
Cordova's battle for the union's top spot was detailed in our cover story, "Flour Power." She promised to eradicat ... More >>
Update:After the announcement that Budding Health medical marijuana centers are unionizing, we reached out to the Cannabis Business Association, whose president, Bob Hoban, had said last year it was premature to mandate labor pacts in such a young industry. We've now spoken to Shawn Coleman, interim ... More >>
Mark Belkin.The conflict between federal and state laws present a challenge to the medical marijuana industry, as last week's DEA raid on the Cherry Top Farms dispensary demonstrates. But there's also growing institutional acceptance, illustrated by today's press conference announcing the uni ... More >>
Crisanta Duran.Lawyer and former Colorado Young Democrats president Crisanta Duran defeated Denver Health doctor Mark Thrun yesterday in the Democratic State House primary in Denver's District 5.
The race wasn't always pretty, with both sides accusing the other of playing dirty. But Duran's ... More >>
Crisanta Duran and a guy you might knowUpdate, 3:57 p.m.: Crisanta Duran has released a statement about the UFCW Local 7 endorsement. Look for it below the original item.
The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 has endorsed Mark Thrun, a Denver Health doctor, in the race to represent ... More >>
Not every UFCW Local 7 member is a big Kim Cordova fan.As documented in Melanie Asmar's December feature "Can a Mild-Mannered Grocery Clerk Solve the Grocery Workers' Labor Strife?," United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 has been rocked by a power struggle between supporters of previous ... More >>
"I may not have the UFCW's seal of approval -- but at least he likes me."How bad is the blood between the current leadership of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 and Crisanta Duran, former UFCW associate counsel and daughter of ex-union boss Ernie Duran? So bad that at a meeting earl ... More >>
For much of the past year, contract negotiations at Colorado King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons stores have dragged on amid an atmosphere riper than an unrefrigerated meat section. But at last, a peaceful solution seems near.
Last week, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 and Al ... More >>
Crisanta DuranCrisanta Duran recently lost one election -- a bid for secretary-treasurer of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7. But she's got her eye on another office.
The 29-year-old currently works there as personal counsel to her father, union boss Ernest Duran Jr., who also ... More >>
Melanie AsmarKim Cordova and Cindy Lucero in front of the UFCW headquarters. Kim Cordova and Cindy Lucero, the president-elect and secretary-treasurer-elect of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, stood in front of the union's empty headquarters in Wheat Ridge this afternoon and, w ... More >>
Crisanta Duran with a friend.Much of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 associate counsel Crisanta Duran's time is being taken up these days with the continuing contractual stalemate between grocery workers and the two largest grocery chains in the area, Safeway and King Soopers. But ... More >>