LOS ANGELES -- Representatives of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union here said last week they have asked management negotiators for a "last, best and final" offer by Oct. 6 at midnight, when their Southern California contracts with Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons expire. Union membership meetings have already been set for next week to ratify the offer or to vote to authorize a strike, the union reps told SN. Among the major points of contention in the negotiations are ...

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