SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Workers at Stater Bros. Markets here have sent letters and petitions to Jack Brown, the chain's chairman and chief executive officer, asking him to take a more active role in Southern California labor negotiations that involve divisions of Kroger, Safeway and Supervalu. The workers asked him to urge his fellow CEOs to negotiate "fairly" on behalf of food workers. Brown told SN, "It would be ridiculous for anybody to think I could influence the heads of Kroger, ...

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