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The clock is ticking for grocery workers to strike

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GROCERYSEATTLE — Grocery store workers and employers have until 7 p.m. Monday to hammer out a deal or thousands of workers will go on strike.

Twenty-one thousand workers could hit the picket lines Monday, impacting customers at local QFC, Albertsons, Safeway and Fred Meyer stores.

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and challenger Ed Murray support the grocery workers. They said at a rally Sunday night at Westlake Park in Seattle that they will not cross the picket lines.

The latest proposal would eliminate health insurance for part-time workers, halt wage increases over the next three years and diminish holiday pay.

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