LOS ANGELES -- Supermarket labor disputes around the country remained tense last week as the United Food and Commercial Workers Union here threatened to step up the pressure on Safeway, Vons and Albertsons. One bright spot was in St. Louis where members of UFCW Local 655 voted Oct. 31 to approve a settlement, ending the strike and lockout that had begun Oct. 7 at Dierbergs Markets, Chesterfield, Mo.; Schnuck Markets, St. Louis; and Shop 'n Save, Kirkwood, Mo., a subsidiary of Supervalu. In ...

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