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Tuesday is the day that unionized employees of Farmer Jack, the 70-store, Michigan-based division of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P), will vote on a new contract that the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) characterizes as being necessary to keeping the company from being closed or sold to a nonunion operator.

The Detroit Free Press reports this morning that while the terms of the new contract have not been disclosed, the union is describing it as "one-shot deal to try to save the stores and the jobs.”

While the union already approved a pay cut contingent on A&P finding a buyer for Farmer Jack, the company has been unable to sell the division, and this new vote will apply to the chain regardless of whether it is sold.
KC's View:
Gun to the head time in Detroit.

It’s beginning to read like an Elmore Leonard novel.