Six Colorado grocery workers have been fighting a legal battle with King Soopers and Safeway over disability pay. An arbitrator sided with all but one of them last week, according to one of the workers and the United Food and Commercial Workers union, Local 7. Grocery workers younger than 65 just began qualifying to get the coronavirus vaccine on March 5 under Colorado's phase system.
Distribution of the coronavirus vaccine has been slower than many had hoped, leaving at risk people who have to leave home for work every day. This is particularly true for Colorado’s grocery workers, who've gotten sick with hundreds of recorded cases of COVID-19 in 2020 and continue catching the virus. Some are turning to their union for help as they worry about their health and financial security.