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Trade Fair Locks Out Butchers: Union

NEW YORK — Around 100 meat department workers at nine Trade Fair supermarkets here have been locked out by the retailer, according to United Food and Commercial Workers Local 342.

The workers have been without a contract since October. The union said that Trade Fair has requested “severe concessions” in negotiations.

The union has posted videos of heated confrontations between workers and Trade Fair owner Frank Jaber on YouTube, saying the incidents illustrate efforts to intimidate workers. It said it has filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board.

Trade Fair officials were not immediately available for comment.

Workers said they have been locked out since Tuesday.

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