UNION EXPECTS QUICK PACTS IN NORTHWEST

EUGENE, Ore. -- Officials of United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 555 here said last week they expect a quick contract settlement with Safeway and Fred Meyer Inc., following member approval of new four-year agreements with Albertson's, Boise, Idaho. More than seven months after the Feb. 14 expiration of Local 555's three-year contracts, 80% of the meatcutters and 62% of the retail clerks

EUGENE, Ore. -- Officials of United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 555 here said last week they expect a quick contract settlement with Safeway and Fred Meyer Inc., following member approval of new four-year agreements with Albertson's, Boise, Idaho. More than seven months after the Feb. 14 expiration of Local 555's three-year contracts, 80% of the meatcutters and 62% of the retail clerks voted last Tuesday to accept Albertson's final offer.

However, the local was able to na

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