ProgressNow Colorado prepares for a grocery-store strike
"We're not asking you not to eat. Really."
Negotiators for union employees of King Soopers and Safeway are heading back to the bargaining table yet again in an attempt to break a contract stalemate that's dragged on for months -- and in an indication that things are getting serious, the left-leaning ProgressNow Colorado organization has created a searchable map showing users places they can shop in their general vicinity without crossing a picket line in case talks break down. In the 80203 zip code where Westword is located, for example, the map came up with five union-friendly options. Of course, four of them are 7-Elevens, which are great when it comes to microwavable burritos, not so good for finding Cornish hens. But the fifth is a Whole Foods location, which gets both Michael Huttner's and Crisanta Duran's seal of approval.