Oregon Union Files Charges; Cincinnati Local Mulls Strike Vote

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 said it has filed unfair labor practice charges against Safeway, Supervalu and Kroger, saying the chains have refused to discuss wages and other economic issues over the past six months of negotiations.

EUGENE, Ore. — United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 here said it has filed unfair labor practice charges against Safeway, Supervalu and Kroger, saying the chains have refused to discuss wages and other economic issues over the past six months of negotiations. Local 555 has been working under a contract extension since February. A federal mediator has assisted in talks since July. Separately, UFCW Local 1099, Cincinnati, in a statement Tuesday said its membership has been urged to auth

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