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KOMO-TV News reports that “hundreds of workers of the Fred Meyer distribution center have voted to authorize a strike as they prepare for another negotiation session with their employer. The union workers, who work at the grocery chain’s Puyallup warehouse, made the decision over the weekend. The facility serves approximately 140 stores.”

The story notes that Teamsters at other area warehouses run by Safeway, Supervalu and Unified Grocers have reached contract agreements, but Kroger-owned Fred Meyer has not yet been able to strike a deal.

KOMO notes that “the two sides have extended their current contract until Aug. 15, when they are scheduled to reconvene at the negotiating table.”
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