SPOKANE, Wash. -- The president of the local supermarket union here said retailers in central Washington will have to find another way to compete with Wal-Mart instead of scaling back benefits for employees. Last week, Local 1439 of the United Food and Commercial Workers filed notice that this Friday it could terminate the contract extensions that nearly 1,600 of its members had been working under, and the members could go on strike. The union is negotiating with a group of four supermarket ...
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