Bruno’s Seeks to Void Union Contract

Bruno’s Supermarkets has asked U.S. Bankruptcy Court here to void parts of its contracts with the United Food and Commercial Workers union, saying that successor agreements in the deals are an “impenetrable barrier” to a potential sale and survival of the chain.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Bruno’s Supermarkets has asked U.S. Bankruptcy Court here to void parts of its contracts with the United Food and Commercial Workers union, saying that successor agreements in the deals are an “impenetrable barrier” to a potential sale and survival of the chain.

A union spokesman told SN yesterday that it was willing to help, but that workers would not surrender benefits until Bruno’s showed it had “a credible perspective buyer.”

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