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Kroger Co. and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) have agreed on a new contract that should bring back to work some 3,300 workers in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.

The workers still have to approve the deal in order to end the two-month strike, which has closed 44 stores in the three states. Once the deal is approved, it is expected to take about a week to restock and open the units.

Details of the negotiated agreement were not disclosed, but both sides said the issue of health care costs had been addressed.
KC's View:
Whatever the deal, maybe it can be the framework for some sort of discussion in Southern California.