PICKETS CUT WHOLE FOODS SALES: UNION

LOS ANGELES (FNS) -- Picketing at two Whole Foods Market stores here by a local union, now in its fifth month, has reduced sales by 15%, the union estimated.United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1442 here began its protest in November, when Whole Foods acquired two Westward Ho stores, and displaced 85 union workers. The company, which is not unionized, reopened the stores with nonunion staffs.Mike

LOS ANGELES (FNS) -- Picketing at two Whole Foods Market stores here by a local union, now in its fifth month, has reduced sales by 15%, the union estimated.

United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1442 here began its protest in November, when Whole Foods acquired two Westward Ho stores, and displaced 85 union workers. The company, which is not unionized, reopened the stores with nonunion staffs.

Mike Straeter, president of Local 1442, said the union doesn't plan to cal

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