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UFCW AUTHORIZES KROGER STRIKE IN VIRGINIAod and Commercial Workers Local 400 here last week voted to authorize a strike as the union attempts to work out a new contract covering Kroger stores in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee, published reports said. Kroger, Cincinnati, and the union have been negotiating since February and have agreed to indefinitely extend the current contract, which was

UFCW AUTHORIZES KROGER STRIKE IN VIRGINIA

od and Commercial Workers Local 400 here last week voted to authorize a strike as the union attempts to work out a new contract covering Kroger stores in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee, published reports said. Kroger, Cincinnati, and the union have been negotiating since February and have agreed to indefinitely extend the current contract, which was set to expire late last week. The contract covers about 3,500 workers.

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