PORTLAND, Ore. -- A strike against Fred Meyer stores here continued last week with no talks scheduled and both sides hanging tough. The conflict, which began Aug. 18, could last longer than the 23-day standoff between Fred Meyer and the same union in 1990, both parties indicated. The strike affects the entire market because a number of operators, including Albertson's and Safeway, are locking out union employees in sympathy with Fred Meyer. Companies participating in the lockout operate ...

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