Tentative Agreement Averts California Strike

LOS ANGELES — A possible strike was averted here Monday morning as seven Southern California locals of United Food and Commercial Workers Union and the three major chains reached a tentative agreement after a 26-hour bargaining session.

With the UFCW set to recommend approval, the 62,000 members of the locals are scheduled to vote Friday and Saturday.

The original contract expired March 6 and had been extended until last Thursday, when the union gave the

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