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The Los Angeles Times reports that two United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) locals – 1036 and 770 – plan to merge next month, creating what is called “the single largest local in the grocery workers union, with more than 40,000 members working at stores in a region that stretches from Los Angeles north to Santa Maria and Bakersfield.”

It is said that the move will allow the union to spend more time efficiently organizing non-union shops.

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