National Affairs: Showdown

At the foot of San Francisco's Hyde Street stands the bleak, red North Beach warehouse of big California Packing Corp. Last October the company closed the warehouse, discharging 75 members of Harry Bridges' Longshoremen & Warehousemen's Union. The company said it was a permanent shutdown, the warehousemen a lockout. Whatever it was the warehouse has been closed ever since.

Fortnight ago, wanting to remove some of its stored Del Monte canned goods, California Packing dispatched a fleet of trucks manned by members of the Teamsters Union, which on the West Coast is bossed...

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