California Labor Talks Heat Up

LOS ANGELES Southern California unions escalated pressure on the three major chains here last week as negotiations continued under the supervision of a federal mediator. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, which represents more than 300 local unions in the area, held a rally in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday where officials pledged to support the United Food and Commercial Workers Union if

LOS ANGELES — Southern California unions escalated pressure on the three major chains here last week as negotiations continued under the supervision of a federal mediator.

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, which represents more than 300 local unions in the area, held a rally in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday where officials pledged to support the United Food and Commercial Workers Union if it decides to strike against