LOS ANGELES — Following approval by Kroger teamsters last week, warehouse workers and drivers at Supervalu-owned Albertsons, Safeway-owned Vons and Stater Bros. Markets, along with several smaller operators, have approved new five-year contracts. The union had been in negotiations with the chains since August. "It was a very tough negotiation, especially because of these economic times," said Randy Korgan, business manager for Teamsters Local 63 in Rialto, Calif. "A lot of people are ...

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