Sound and Fury: Unions 'Occupy' Contract Talks

Sound and Fury: Unions 'Occupy' Contract Talks

Heightened rhetoric, activism accompany labor negotiations with supermarkets

In preparation for negotiations for a new contract with Washington, D.C.-area employers Giant Food and Safeway this year, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 is liberally borrowing from the “Occupy” activists who made the news last year.

The strategic campaign — including a website it calls “Occupy Giant and Safeway” — is betting that the new brand of activism and its messages will resonate with Gia

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