BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Birmingham-based Bruno's Supermarkets is auctioning off all its assets. The auction is set for Wednesday.
It comes less than three months after the grocery chain filed for bankruptcy.
A federal judge on Monday refused a company request to void its contract with the United Food and Commercial Workers union.
Bruno's argued that the labor agreements are blocking a sale of the company, but the court agreed with a union to keep the contracts in place.
The union is planning a rally to coincide with the auction.
It said it wants to highlight the importance of selling Bruno's stores to a company that will protect jobs.
Bruno's Supermarkets has 56 Bruno's and Food World stores in Alabama and Florida and employs more than 4,000 people.