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• The Baltimore Sun reports that union leaders representing 28,000 Giant Food and Safeway workers in the District of Columbia and Maryland "reached a tentative agreement with both supermarket chains on a new labor contract, which will be presented to members Dec. 17 for a vote. A collective bargaining agreement for Local 400 and Local 27 of the United Food & Commercial Workers would take effect immediately if approved, union leaders said. The impact of health reform on workers' health coverage had been the biggest sticking point in negotiations, union leaders have said."
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