LOS ANGELES -- The 15-week-old Southern California strike-lockout was set to enter a new phase over the weekend as the AFL-CIO was scheduled to join with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union in implementing a series of planned demonstrations up and down the West Coast as part of a new national strategy against the three major chains in the fight over health care benefits. Ron Judd, Western regional director for the AFL-CIO, told SN his organization planned to escalate ...

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