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Food 4 Less averts strike by reaching tentative deal with SoCal union
Food 4 Less averts strike by reaching tentative deal with SoCal union

Grocery chain Food 4 Less has tentatively agreed on a new contract with the United Food and Commercial Workers union, averting a potentially crippling strike. Food 4 Less, owned by Kroger Co., was the last grocery chain in Southern California to reach a deal on a new contract. The previous one expired June 8. The agreement covers more than 6,000 grocery workers at 100 Food 4 Less stores in the Southland. They are scheduled to vote Sept. 2 on whether to approve the contract.  Union officials said Food 4 Less was pushing aggressively for changes that would undercut worker rights, including slashing the number of full-time jobs and pulling out of a fund that pays for healthcare...

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