WEST BERLIN, N.J. -- The union representing 1,400 striking workers at 10 Shop Rite supermarkets in southern New Jersey, supplied by the Wakefern Food Co., Elizabeth, N.J., last week rejected the latest company contract proposal for settling the four-week-old strike. Clay Bowman, the president of United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1360 here, said Shop Rite/Wakefern's latest offer was "grossly inadequate" and characterized it as a "huge step in the wrong direction." Management at ...

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