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The Oregonian reports that after months of labor negotiations that followed the expiration of a contract last February, 1,200 unionized workers at Albertsons, Fred Meyer and Safeway in parts of Oregon are now threatening a strike that could disrupt the holiday season.

According to the paper, the issues between the two sides include proposed changes in pension contributions, medical insurance, and a proposed two-tier wage structure in which new employees would be paid less, including a health care plan that costs employers less.
KC's View:
Here’s one sure bet.

Safeway won’t threaten to close or sell its Oregon stores if the union doesn’t accept the offer that’s on the table.