LOS ANGELES — Southern California supermarket chains are reducing labor hours to cope with shrinking sales, the Los Angeles Times reported yesterday. The newspaper said Ralphs, a division of Kroger Co., Cincinnati, is demoting more than 140 meatcutters to clerks — cutting their pay by more than a third to $13.47 an hour. It also reported Vons, a division of Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., has laid off 97 workers and is reclassifying 171 full-time workers to part-time — a move that could reduce ...
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