December 24, 2003 |
The three supermarket companies engaged in an 10-week-old labor dispute surrendered a copy of their controversial mutual-aid pact to California Atty. Gen. William Lockyer late Tuesday just as Lockyer's lawyers filed suit to gain the document, officials said. Lockyer is investigating the pact on antitrust grounds, and had subpoenaed a copy from Albertsons Inc., Ralphs parent Kroger Co. and Safeway Inc., which owns Vons and Pavilions.
October 13, 2001 |
Unable to rally support for a strike, the union representing 27,000 workers at Northern California's two largest grocery chains reluctantly accepted a three-year contract that labor leaders said makes it hard for employees to afford the region's high housing costs. The United Food and Commercial Workers union move means there will be no strike at 294 supermarkets run by market leaders Pleasanton, Calif.-based Safeway Inc. and Boise, Idaho-based Albertson's Inc.