ST. LOUIS -- After twice rejecting earlier contract offers, clerks employed by Schnuck Markets last week approved a new three-year pact calling for a 95-cent-an-hour wage increase. The agreement, covering 4,700 members of Local 655 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, averted a possible strike at the chain's 60 area stores. The union has been working without a contract since June 11, and members had authorized strike action if an agreement had not been reached by June 30. ...

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