ALBERTSON'S, Boise, Idaho, said it has no control over employees of the floor-cleaning companies it contracts with to provide janitorial services for its stores. The comment came in response to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by southern California members of the Service Employees International Union. The suit charged that Encompass Staffing Services -- which employs janitors to clean stores operated by Albertson's, Ralphs Grocery Co. and Vons Cos. -- was violating wage and ...

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