PLEASANTON, Calif. — Employees at Northern California Safeway stores approved a new contract last week, according to the United Food and Commercial Workers union. The four-year agreement covers about 25,000 workers at 300 Safeway stores. As previously reported, the union locals and the chain, based here, reached a tentative agreement on a new pact on Dec. 1 that calls for wage increases and what the unions described as "improvements in health care." Read More of Today's Headlines

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