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Bruno's, Birmingham, Ala., said last week its was coping with a strike by members of the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1657, also Birmingham, at all of the chain's Alabama stores by using management to staff supermarkets and by "hiring like crazy." The company said all stores were staffed and open, adding that less than half of its workers were honoring the union picket lines. The union said

Bruno's, Birmingham, Ala., said last week its was coping with a strike by members of the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1657, also Birmingham, at all of the chain's Alabama stores by using management to staff supermarkets and by "hiring like crazy." The company said all stores were staffed and open, adding that less than half of its workers were honoring the union picket lines. The union said all stores were being picketed and this was "dramatically effecting" sales. The strike be

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