National Affairs: Rotten Mess

New Yorkers, who thought they had experienced just about everything there was in the line of strikes, blinked incredulously at an item last week in their skinny, adless newspapers (see PRESS). It was a short interview with Michael J. Cashal, first vice president of old Dan Tobin's International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which was involved in New York City's walkout of truck drivers (TIME, Sept. 16). Said Brother Cashal: "This strike is a rotten mess."

It was indeed a mess. But it amused newspaper readers to see that a truckman could admit it.

Some 15,000 drivers of three teamster locals were out of control....

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