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Houston grocery workers say to end Kroger contract

NEW YORK, June 15 (Reuters) - Grocery workers in Houston, Texas, represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, told Kroger Co. KR.N on Friday that they will not extend their contract with the grocer, the union said.

Union members in Houston, where it said 12,700 workers are involved in negotiations with Kroger, have already voted to authorize a strike against Kroger.

Union workers in Houston have already terminated their contract extension with Kroger, the union said.

((Reporting by Martinne Geller, editing by Martin Golan; Reuters messaging: martinne.geller.reuters.com@reuters.net; martinne.geller@reuters.com; +1 646 223 6023)) Keywords: KROGER UFCW/

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