Unions, Chains Back at the Table

Negotiators for three national chains and 65,000 union employees returned to the bargaining table last Wednesday, two days after union members voted by more than 90% to authorize a strike. The two sides were scheduled to meet at least through Friday, although the union can call a strike at any time, with 72 hours' notice, it said. While the employers are making contingency plans in

LOS ANGELES — Negotiators for three national chains and 65,000 union employees returned to the bargaining table here last Wednesday, two days after union members voted by more than 90% to authorize a strike.

The two sides were scheduled to meet at least through Friday, although the union can call a strike at any time, with 72 hours' notice, it said.

While the employers are making contingency plans in case of a strike, they have not begun lining up temporary workers to r

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