LABOR: Salad Strike

The nation's salad bowl is the Salinas Valley, a three-hour motor drive south from San Francisco. In the three normal three-month "deals" or lettuce seasons of the year, growers around Wratsonville and Salinas ship as high as 300 carloads of lettuce per day, raise about 25% of the annual U. S. crop. Two years ago a violent strike tied up the Salinas-Watsonville fields. Settlement came with the signing of a contract between the Fruit & Vegetable Workers' Union and the Growers-Shippers' Association. Fortnight ago the contract came up for renewal. Agreement...

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