LOS ANGELES — Union workers in Southern California appeared late yesterday to have enough votes to authorize a strike against the major supermarket chains in the region, a spokesman for the United Food and Commercial Workers said in a press conference. Preliminary results indicated that “well in excess” of the two-thirds majority needed to authorize a strike voted in favor of doing so. “We don’t want to strike, but we have been forced into this situation,” said Mike Shimpock, the UFCW ...

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