THREE CHAINS, UNION REACH TENTATIVE ACCORD

SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Safeway, Lucky Stores and Save Mart reached a tentative labor contract agreement here with the United Food & Commercial Workers Union, thus ending a strike that affected 32,000 northern California clerks and butchers and more than 400 stores.The pact, announced earlier this month, halted a nine-day walkout by union workers that began on April 6.Terms of the agreement were not

SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Safeway, Lucky Stores and Save Mart reached a tentative labor contract agreement here with the United Food & Commercial Workers Union, thus ending a strike that affected 32,000 northern California clerks and butchers and more than 400 stores.

The pact, announced earlier this month, halted a nine-day walkout by union workers that began on April 6.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, pending ratification by the union membership. However, labor rep

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