DENVER (CBS4)– Strike votes for King Soopers employees to authorize a strike started on Thursday. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 will continue casting their votes on whether to strike on Friday.

Negotiations abruptly ended one week ago between the parent company, Kroger, and UFCW Local 7 Union.

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The union represents about 12,000 King Soopers and City Market employees. Both parties have been trying to agree on a new union contract since December; thus far, nothing has worked.

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The major sticking points are pay increases and fewer full-time jobs.

Even if union workers vote to authorize a strike, there is no word on when the strike may happen.

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