SPOKANE, Wash. — A union at odds with Fred Meyer Inc. over its policies and a contract has agreed to ease off on a television advertising campaign urging shoppers to patronize establishments other than the Portland, Ore.-based retailer, published reports said. Officials of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1439 here and Kroger Co., Fred Meyer’s Cincinnati-based parent company, came to an agreement last week to stop an ad campaign that Kroger contended was in violation of its ...

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