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    Seattle Supermarket Contract Approved

    SEATTLE ¿ Following a four-month effort, the United Food & Commercial Workers union and grocery chains in the Seattle metropolitan area have approved a three-year contract, accepting health care payments but avoiding a two-tier pay plan sought by employers.

    SEATTLE – Following a four-month effort, the United Food & Commercial Workers union and grocery chains in the Seattle metropolitan area have approved a three-year contract, accepting health care payments but avoiding a two-tier pay plan sought by employers.

    Of the 10 contracts voted on Saturday at the Key Arena, all passed with a combined total of 83 percent. Press reports named Safeway, Albertsons, QFC, and Fred Meyer as the chains in the settlement.

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