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The Courier-Journal reports this morning that some 700 employees at a Kroger distribution center in Jefferson County, Kentucky, walked off the job as contract negotiations between the chain and the Teamsters union broke down. According to the story, “ It was not clear what impact, if any, the strike will have on the grocer’s ability to make deliveries to area stores.”

The distribution center’s management was transferred by Kroger to a pair of outsourcing companies – Transervice Logistics and Zenith Logistics – and that the transfer required a new labor contract.
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