ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- Two union locals representing some 8,700 supermarket employees in northern California Safeway and Lucky stores approved a new, four-year contract last week -- seven months before it was due to expire. Leaders of United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 588, based here, and Local 373, Vallejo, Calif., called the pact "an historic agreement +by far the finest, most progressive achieved in the nation." While unions expressed satisfaction with the deal, financial ...

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