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The Chicago Tribune reports that even as the Southern California labor strife seems about to be resolved, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) is making noises about upcoming negotiations with Safeway-owned Dominick's in Chicago.

"If they want to stick to the old way of doing things, I would suspect we are going to have a very serious problem," the UFCW's Ron Powell told the Tribune.

There is, of course, some history here. It was labor difficulties in Chicago that forced Safeway to put Dominick's on the market, to publicly acknowledge that the division's market value had plummeted since being bought by Safeway, to deal with the fact that organized labor created an environment in which it could not sell Dominick's, and finally hire Randall Onstead to run the division and come to an accommodation with the UFCW.
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