LOS ANGELES -- The contract between three Southern California chains and seven locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union was scheduled to expire at midnight last night, but the two sides were expected to continue negotiations. A spokeswoman for the employers said only Albertsons, which is owned by Supervalu, has met with all seven locals -- for 30 minutes each -- while Kroger-owned Ralphs and Safeway-owned Vons have each met with only a single union local since mid-January. The ...
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