Judge Reprimands Ralphs at Sentencing Hearing

LOS ANGELES - A U.S. District Court judge here said yesterday he was "surprised, disturbed and disappointed" by the actions of Kroger-owned Ralphs Grocery Co. during the 141-day strike-lockout in Southern California three years ago, saying its crime of illegally rehiring hundreds of locked-out union members had the effect of "eroding public confidence in the collective bargaining system.

LOS ANGELES - A U.S. District Court judge here said yesterday he was "surprised, disturbed and disappointed" by the actions of Kroger-owned Ralphs Grocery Co. during the 141-day strike-lockout in Southern California three years ago, saying its crime of illegally rehiring hundreds of locked-out union members had the effect of "eroding public confidence in the collective bargaining system. " According to Judge Percy Anderson, Ralphs demonstrated "a pervasive and powerful corpor

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