DISPUTE NON-RESOLUTION

The five-month-old Southern California labor dispute is a watched pot that refuses to boil. A lot of heat has been applied, but as of last week, there had been no resolution.Among the watchers, supermarket companies -- particularly those involved in the conflict -- insist that what is happening on the West Coast should have no effect on this year's negotiations elsewhere in the country. Leaders of

The five-month-old Southern California labor dispute is a watched pot that refuses to boil. A lot of heat has been applied, but as of last week, there had been no resolution.

Among the watchers, supermarket companies -- particularly those involved in the conflict -- insist that what is happening on the West Coast should have no effect on this year's negotiations elsewhere in the country. Leaders of United Food and Commercial Workers Union locals maintain that their members are ready t

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