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Tuesday in Denver: King Soopers workers vote, accept 3-year contract, City Council to pay $500,000 settlement and more

Steven Bonifazi

By Steven Bonifazi / NewsBreak Denver

(DENVER, Colo.) Hello, good morning and happy Tuesday Denver!

Welcome back to yet another Tuesday edition of the Denver Daily Round-Up.

Another workday is taking place, and much has happened in the Mile High City since Monday. Without wasting anytime, the following is a closer look at a few of the most important and local stories you need to know about this Tuesday:

1. King Soopers employees vote to accept 3-year contract
King Soopers grocery store workers wave signs as they strike at more than 70 stores across the Denver metro area on Jan. 12, 2022.(Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

Employees with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 (UFCW Local 7) voted Monday night to ratify a three-year contract with King Soopers that ends the strike.

The three-year agreement, approved Monday after 8,000 union members started voting, ends a nearly two-week strike. The union said the new contract contains:

  • A "significant" wage increase
  • Improved health benefits
  • Protected pension benefits
  • Stricter safety protocols to protect employees and customers.

2. Denver Weather: Cold Tuesday with up to 5 inches of snow disrupts morning commute

Tuesday’s forecast predicts cold and snow in Denver until late afternoon.

Steady snowfall is expected to drop 2 to 5 inches. Slick, icy roads made travel hazardous during the morning commute. Xcel Energy reported a power outage Tuesday at 7:27 a.m. around Smoky Hill Road and Buckley Road, affecting 5,786 customers, according to The Denver Post.

The National Weather Service in Boulder predicts snowfall will end before 3 p.m. Tuesday’s high temperature will be around 31, with north to northeast winds at 9 to 13 mph with wind gusts of up to 21 mph.

3. Denver City Council to pay $500,000 settlement for Black Lives Matter protest injury
People protest next to the Colorado State Capitol on June 6, 2020 in Denver, Colorado.(Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

The Denver City Council voted unanimously on Monday to pay a $500,000 settlement to a college student who was hurt while taking part in the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020.

CBS Denver reported that Michael Ackers, the man injured during the protests, filed a civil lawsuit against the City and County of Denver, Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen and two additional officers, claiming that Denver police hit Ackers in the eye with a sponge round.

Ackers says he was peacefully protesting, with the lawsuit alleging that Denver police officers operated with excessive force.

4. Ticketing platform Humanitix picks Denver for U.S. headquarters
The ticketing platform works to provide all profits from booking fees to children's charities.(Andrew Coop/Unsplash)

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade announced Monday that Australian non-profit ticketing platform Humanitix picked the Mile High City for its U.S. headquarters.

Humanitix is a humane event ticketing platform that donates 100 percent of its profits from booking fees to social ventures that partner with children's charities. According to a news release from the economic office, the ticketing platform has already donated $1 million to programs for underprivileged children worldwide.

Humanitix founders Joshua Ross and Adam McCurdie will create 136 new full-time jobs in Denver over the next five years. The jobs range from call center operators and customer support to finance, general management and software engineers.

Local job listings

  • CDL A Owner Operators at Southside Dispatch, LLC.: 4 West Main St., Denver. $4,999 to $9,999 weekly. Full-time. Find more information here.
  • Customer Care Representative at Independent Financial: Englewood (full address not listed). $12.56 to $15.59 hourly. Full-time. Find more information here.
  • Inspector / Customer Service Representative at ICA Claims: Denver (full address not listed). $35,000 to $100,000 yearly. Part-time and full-time hours are available. Find more information here.
  • Sales Administrator (Technical Sales - Hydronics / HVAC / Plumbing at IDC Associates Inc: 7450 E Jewell Ave., Denver. $45,000 to $50,000 yearly (plus commission). Full-time. Find more information here.
  • Sales Rep at Safe Haven Security Services, Inc.: 8120 Sheridan Blvd. Bld. A - Suite 201, Denver. $45,000 to $100,000 yearly. Full-time. Find more information here.

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