SEATTLE — Two locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union here have agreed to merge, effective April 1, with UFCW Local 81 becoming part of UFCW Local 21. Local 21 is already the state's largest private-sector union and, after the merger, will have more than 37,000 members working in grocery stores, meat processing, health care and other jobs. The merger with Local 81 will add over 1,500 meat cutters and wrappers to Local 21. Mike Williams, president of Local 81, will become a ...
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