SAN JOSE, Calif. — In a move union officials said would provide added clout in contract negotiations with supermarket employers, seven San Francisco Bay area locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers have agreed to combine into a single entity known as UFCW Local 5. “The industry we work in is changing and we have to change too,” Ron Lind, who will become president of the merged union when it becomes effective Jan. 1, told SN in an interview. “A larger union will allow us to speak ...

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