FARMER JACK WORKERS OK CONTRACT

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. -- In what both labor and management called a "sacrifice," unionized workers of Farmer Jack stores here voted to approve contract modifications that would save 6,000 jobs and 60 stores that would otherwise be sold or closed.The approval signaled a new commitment to Farmer Jack by owner A&P, Montvale, N.J., which announced intentions to sell the chain in May and only months ago

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. -- In what both labor and management called a "sacrifice," unionized workers of Farmer Jack stores here voted to approve contract modifications that would save 6,000 jobs and 60 stores that would otherwise be sold or closed.

The approval signaled a new commitment to Farmer Jack by owner A&P, Montvale, N.J., which announced intentions to sell the chain in May and only months ago had told union officials it intended to leave Michigan "one way or another."

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