Pathmark Union: 'Getting Close' With A&P

WESTBURY, N.Y. — A union representing Pathmark employees said "we are getting closer to some resolution" with Pathmark parent A&P [2] over longstanding contract issues.

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 here is one of several negotiating with A&P on contract revisions while the retailer reorganizes under Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Bruce W. Both, Local 1500 president, in a message posted on the union's website, said the union local representing 5,000 Pathmark employees has not come to an agreement after more than a year of negotiations.

"I will not begin to guess when this process will reach its conclusion. We can't predict the future. However, with a year having already passed, we are all aware we are getting closer to some resolution."