SAN FRANCISCO -- More than 28,000 supermarket employees represented by eight local chapters of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union last week voted to accept the "last and final offer" from Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., and Albertson's, Boise, Idaho, after weeks of negotiations and a strike vote. Now that the locals have accepted the offer, the 10 largest outstanding union contracts that expired in 2001 have all been settled. The workers, employed at more than 300 stores in northern ...

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