LOS ANGELES -- Contract talks in Southern California will continue at least through March 19, two weeks past last Monday's contract expiration, following a request by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. According to a spokesman for the FMCS, mediator Linda Gonzalez asked Supervalu, Kroger and Safeway and each of the seven locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union to extend their talks, and all parties agreed to talk through midnight on March 19. An FMCS spokesman ...

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