AUBURN, Wash. — United Natural Foods Inc. here was in federally mediated discussions last week with Teamsters Local 117 in an effort to end the strike at its warehouse here, the company said. As previously reported, the union local launched a strike against the Providence, R.I.-based wholesaler in early December, citing unfair labor practices during negotiations on a new contract. The Teamsters local had previously called off the strike, but resumed it after it said some striking ...

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