BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Membership of United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1657 began taking steps to authorize a strike in the event that Bruno’s and Food World stores are sold to a company that won’t commit to rehiring workers under a new contract. The union has tangled with Bruno’s over the retailer’s insistence that its contract should be voided in order to facilitate a sale. Bruno’s is operating under protection of Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and intends to sell itself ...

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