TRACY, Calif. -- Teamsters Local 439 here went on strike last week against the northern California distribution center that services 245 Safeway stores in northern California, Nevada and Hawaii. The first few hours of the strike were characterized by violence outside the warehouse -- with at least two people hospitalized -- as bricks, rocks and other projectiles were tossed through the windows of vans moving temporary workers into the facility. The objects were directed at some of the ...

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