Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Union Reassures Workers.(Business)

Byline: Diane Velasco Journal Staff Writer

Local Says Furrs Standing by Contract

A union representing 2,500 Furrs Supermarkets Inc. employees promised to protect its members through the grocer's bankruptcy process.

United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1564 will make sure Furrs follows the collective bargaining agreement it has with union members, president Diane Kimberle said Friday.

"We know they will need the manpower to stock shelves and ring customers out, so we are confident they will continue to employ our members," she said of Furrs management. "However, if anything happens, we are working through our international union's research department and international legal department to prepare for any contingencies. …

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