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.

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