SEATTLE (FNS) -- Area locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, representing 12,000 grocery clerks here, initiated a public awareness campaign at a rally at a Safeway supermarket here last week aimed at drawing attention to the ongoing labor contract negotiations with chain supermarket executives. The primary sticking point, said union members, is the companies' desire to strip out certain health plan benefits totaling $450 per month per employee. "We want to let our friends, ...

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