LOS ANGELES -- The Southern California strike-lockout escalated a notch last week as the United Food and Commercial Workers union began moving pickets to loading docks of some Ralphs stores. It was the first time since the union removed picket lines from the front of Ralphs stores on Oct. 31 that it has targeted the Kroger division. The move comes in the wake of a lawsuit filed earlier this month that charged Ralphs with rehiring locked-out employees under false names and Social Security ...

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