INVESTORS SET TO VOICE GRIEVANCES AT SAFEWAY

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- The long-term direction of Safeway here could be on the line Thursday when the company's shareholders convene for the company's annual meeting.At issue is whether a coalition of institutional investors can deliver enough clout to force major changes in the company's governance and the direction of top management.The coalition, composed of public pension funds from several states

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- The long-term direction of Safeway here could be on the line Thursday when the company's shareholders convene for the company's annual meeting.

At issue is whether a coalition of institutional investors can deliver enough clout to force major changes in the company's governance and the direction of top management.

The coalition, composed of public pension funds from several states and municipalities, is urging shareholders to withhold their votes from the

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