LOS ANGELES -- The mutual-aid agreement among the chains involved in the 2003-2004 strike-lockout in Southern California allowed Albertsons, Kroger and Safeway to share revenues from Kroger's Food 4 Less division, according to documents unsealed in U.S. District Court here. That revelation incensed union officials because Food 4 Less operates under a separate labor agreement. The officials said if they had known of Food 4 Less' inclusion in the pact, they might have employed a different ...

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