If supermarket labor contracts were grocery products, many would have to be thrown out for passing their expiration dates. The largest contract in the country, covering more than 60,000 workers at Vons, Albertsons and Ralphs in Southern California, is still in negotiations after expiring on March 2, and other smaller locals are still working with extensions of contracts that expired last year. “We are seeing a lot of contracts that go months past the end date,” Nicky Coolberth, a ...

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