Bruno's Seeks Labor Concessions

Bruno's Supermarkets asked U.S. Bankruptcy Court here to void parts of its contracts with the United Food and Commercial Workers union last week, 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 that the UFCW was willing to help, but that it would not surrender worker rights until Bruno's

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Bruno's Supermarkets asked U.S. Bankruptcy Court here to void parts of its contracts with the United Food and Commercial Workers union last week, 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 that the UFCW was willing to help, but that it would not surrender worker rights until Bruno's showed it had “a credible perspective buyer.”

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