Labor: Bloody Strike

It was just past midnight when the two big tractor-trailers, loaded with cheese and butter, pulled out of a terminal in Birmingham, Ala., to start on the ten-hour, 365-mile run to New Orleans. At 2:45 they were barreling along Alabama Highway 5 when a cream-colored car passed them, raced on to a junction, turned and sped back. From the car a shotgun was fired point-blank at the cab of the lead truck, critically wounding Driver Charles Warren, 31.

It was the latest in a series of bloody episodes that have marked a twelve-week strike...

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