SAN FRANCISCO -- Talks between eight locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers union here and five supermarket chains were scheduled to continue through the weekend, although employers said last week they would not extend contracts beyond last Friday. Ron Lind, a union spokesman, told SN that union members could continue to work without a contract while negotiations continue. The Bay Area contracts, which had been extended since they expired Sept. 1, cover 30,000 employees at 350 ...

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