GREAT BRITAIN: Operation Eatables

Last week the Labor Government wiggled out from under its worst labor scare yet. A wildcat strike of about 500 London truck drivers had mushroomed into a walkout of about 40,000 sympathizers and threatened to spread disastrously through the country. The Government got the strike ended in its eleventh day, but it was severely clawed by the wildcatters. So was the strong but unwieldy Transport and General Workers Union, to which most of the strikers belonged. So was London's long-suffering public. The truck drivers had struck in protest against union and government bumbling that had delayed for more than...

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