New California Labor Contracts Boost Wages, Benefits

Industry analysts said last week there's something for everyone to crow about in the new contracts between the three major chains and 65,000 Southern California members of seven locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers union. The new labor agreements with Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons eliminate the second tier of employees introduced into the contracts three years ago by making all

LOS ANGELES — Industry analysts said last week there's something for everyone to crow about in the new contracts between the three major chains and 65,000 Southern California members of seven locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers union.

The new labor agreements with Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons eliminate the second tier of employees introduced into the contracts three years ago by making all employees eligible to achieve the top pay levels; reduce the waiting time for

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