They said they are preparing for the worst. Leaders of United Food and Commercial Workers Union locals across the country told SN they are ready to lead their membership out on strike if supermarket companies won't agree to more generous contracts than the settlement that ended the four-and-a-half-month Southern California work stoppage late last month -- although no strike votes have been held, and some critical negotiations have yet to begin. Tiered wage/benefit systems and retaining ...

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