Negotiations in Seattle, Southern California and Connecticut continued last week, though it was unclear at week's end if any of those situations would be quickly resolved.
labor contract to succeed one that expired May 2. The contract had been extended through last Friday.
The Seattle contract covers approximately 17,000 members of four locals of United Food and Commercial Workers Union employed at 259 units of Albertsons, Safeway and Kroger's Fred Meyer and QFC chains. Employ