SEATTLE -- United Food and Commercial Workers Union members here have voted to accept new, three-year contracts that will reduce supermarket operators' burden in providing health care benefits. The contracts cover about 11,000 workers at Safeway, Albertsons, and Kroger's QFC and Fred Meyer chains. About 7,000 workers who are members of UFCW Local 367 did not vote on the contracts after leaders of their local dropped out of the negotiations a few days before the two sides reached an ...
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