Front Range grocery workers and the 3 largest supermarket chains are due to meet once again at the negotiation table Friday.
A federal mediator has set that date in hopes of avoiding a strike or lockout.
This would be the first time the 2 sides have come together since November 1st when the supermarkets made their last offer.
The existing contract expired after United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 rejected the offer because of unsatisfactory healthcare provisions.
Negotiations between the two sides began 4 months ago.