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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

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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

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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

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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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