NEWS WATCH

United food & commerciaL Workers Union Local 555 in Eugene, Ore., said last week it expected a final offer from Albertson's that it plans to vote on today. "If the members reject it, we'll go on strike because the committee is tired of negotiating," John Etten, assistant to the president of Local 555, told SN. The union's contract -- along with contracts for workers at Fred Meyer and Safeway -- expired

United food & commerciaL Workers Union Local 555 in Eugene, Ore., said last week it expected a final offer from Albertson's that it plans to vote on today. "If the members reject it, we'll go on strike because the committee is tired of negotiating," John Etten, assistant to the president of Local 555, told SN. The union's contract -- along with contracts for workers at Fred Meyer and Safeway -- expired Feb. 14. Members of Local 555 have already voted to authorize a strike if they cannot

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