UNION SAYS UP TO 20% OF WORKERS NOT RETURNING

LOS ANGELES -- Between 12% and 20% of union members involved in the Southern California labor strike have not returned to their jobs and have probably left the industry, an official of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union told SN last week.That translates to between 7,100 and 12,000 clerks out of the 59,000 who struck Safeway-owned Vons and were locked out of Albertsons and Kroger-owned Ralphs

LOS ANGELES -- Between 12% and 20% of union members involved in the Southern California labor strike have not returned to their jobs and have probably left the industry, an official of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union told SN last week.

That translates to between 7,100 and 12,000 clerks out of the 59,000 who struck Safeway-owned Vons and were locked out of Albertsons and Kroger-owned Ralphs for 20 weeks, ending March 3.

Greg Conger, president of UFCW Local 324, Bue

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