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Union Backs Down From Some Demands In A&P Bankruptcy

Union leaders have dropped their demand that A&P only sell its stores to chains with unions, instead they are asking that any store that continues to operate as a grocery agree to hire former A&P employees.
Union leaders have dropped their demand that A&P only sell its stores to chains with unions, instead they are asking that any store that continues to operate as a grocery agree to hire former A&P employees. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Union leaders representing A&P workers have backed down from their demand that the bankrupt supermarket chain sell its stores only to grocery store operators with union contracts, according to lohud.com.

Instead, they are demanding that buyers of stores that continue to operate as supermarkets agree to hire nearly all of A&P's employees. If A&P and the buyers agree to those terms, the union says it will withdraw all its objections to the sales, reported lohud.com.

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in White Plains will hear the case Friday as a judge will be asked to approve the sale of some 72 stores, lohud.com said.

A&P is set to close all of its stores by Thanksgiving. Workers at stores that remain unsold will lose their jobs. As a result, labor leaders said they feel they should advocate for the promise of jobs from future employers, added lohud.com.

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