LAYOFFS VIOLATE CONTRACT, WORKERS SAY

ARCADIA, Calif. -- A decision by Vons here, a division of Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., to close two stores in Fresno, Calif., has resulted in an unspecified number of layoffs that threaten to turn into an age-discrimination face-off.and Commercial Workers union, though he declined to specify what the agreement requires. Officials at UFCW Local 1288 in Fresno did not return SN's calls.Vons closed the

ARCADIA, Calif. -- A decision by Vons here, a division of Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., to close two stores in Fresno, Calif., has resulted in an unspecified number of layoffs that threaten to turn into an age-discrimination face-off.

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