So. Cal. Workers Trade Wages for Benefits

LOS ANGELES — Seven Southern California locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union approved new three-year agreements over the weekend — contracts in which the union basically compromised on wages and the employers compromised on health care coverage.

LOS ANGELES — Seven Southern California locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union approved new three-year agreements over the weekend — contracts in which the union basically compromised on wages and the employers compromised on health care coverage.

"We obviously compromised on wages, but we got the health care we wanted," Greg Conger, president of UFCW Local 324, told SN. "It was a trade-off."

The new contracts will cover 62,000 clerks and meat cut

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