California Grocery Union Workers Threaten Strike

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Union officials will take the results of a weekend vote to a federal mediator Monday, after union members resoundingly rejected health care proposals from major supermarket chains.

More than 90 percent of voters from the Southern California local of the United Food and Commercial Workers, which has about 62,000 members, voted against the health proposal from Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons stores and automatically authorized union officials to call a strike after 72 hours.