LOS ANGELES — Unionized employees at Food 4 Less here voted Thursday to authorize a strike if negotiations with Kroger Co., its Cincinnati-based corporate parent, are unsuccessful. Kroger operates 104 Food 4 Less stores in Southern California, with an estimated 7,000 members. Its contract with Kroger expired last June, although negotiations did not begin until after the UFCW reached a contract settlement with the area's three major chains in September. The UFCW said Food 4 ...

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