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The Toledo Blade reports that members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 911 have voted overwhelmingly to merge with UFCW Local 1099, members of which will vote on the same merger next week. If they vote the same way, the two locals will combine to create a 30,000-member local that will be among the top five in the UFCW.

The new Local 75 would have a presence in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, and is expected to expert a greater pressure on retailers in contract negotiations.

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