Stater Bros., Union Ink New Contract

COLTON, Calif. Labor unions last week voted to accept a new contract with Stater Bros. Markets here a deal the retailer said would avoid the economic and emotional disaster of another contract dispute and that labor lauded as leverage in negotiations with other Southern California food retailers. Contracts between major grocery chains and the United Food and Commercial Workers in Southern California

COLTON, Calif. — Labor unions last week voted to accept a new contract with Stater Bros. Markets here — a deal the retailer said would avoid the “economic and emotional disaster” of another contract dispute and that labor lauded as leverage in negotiations with other Southern California food retailers.

Contracts between major grocery chains and the United Food and Commercial Workers in Southern California expire March 5. Those pacts were reached after a bitter, 141-day strike-l

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