Labor Talks Pick Up Pace With Flurry of New Deals

Having achieved relative labor calm so far this year, the industry appears poised for more of the same during the balance of the year a very busy one for negotiations. Three years ago, the 141-day strike-lockout in Southern California set an anxious tone for the rounds of labor talks that followed tempering union expectations about the kinds of terms it could expect. But the peaceful settlement in

Having achieved relative labor calm so far this year, the industry appears poised for more of the same during the balance of the year — a very busy one for negotiations.

Three years ago, the 141-day strike-lockout in Southern California set an anxious tone for the rounds of labor talks that followed — tempering union expectations about the kinds of terms it could expect. But the peaceful settlement in Southern California last month appears to reflect a more optimistic mood among negot

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