WASHINGTON -- Joe Hansen, named president of the 1.4 million-member United Food and Commercial Workers Union here in March, told SN the four-month strike-lockout in Southern California provided "lessons for both sides," but added that bad feelings and bad business still remain. He also lamented that negotiations in other Western locales could be just as tough. A former meatcutter in a Milwaukee supermarket who rose through union ranks, Hansen said he hopes for a "political solution" to the ...

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