Calif. Unions Authorize Strike

LOS ANGELES — Members of seven Southern California locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union voted "overwhelmingly" this week to give negotiators the authority to call a strike, a union official told SN.

LOS ANGELES — Members of seven Southern California locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union voted "overwhelmingly" this week to give negotiators the authority to call a strike, a union official told SN.

While he declined to pinpoint the actual vote tally, Greg Conger, president of UFCW Local 324, said, "We had assumed the vote would be in the low to high 80s, but it surpassed that."

He said negotiating sessions are scheduled for the next three weeks

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