LOS ANGELES — Talks between seven Southern California locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union and the three major chains here "are going South," a union executive told SN Wednesday. Talks were halted Tuesday while the federal mediator overseeing the bargaining sessions took time off for a personal emergency, but they are scheduled to resume again Thursday. According to the union executive, "About 80% of the problem is health care. We offered what we felt was a perfect ...

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