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Fri Jul 5, 2013, 04:19 AM

July 5 1934 "Bloody Thursday" Police opened fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.

The 1934 West Coast Waterfront Strike (also known as the 1934 West Coast Longshoremen's Strike, as well as a number of variations on these names) lasted eighty-three days, triggered by sailors and a four-day general strike in San Francisco, and led to the unionization of all of the West Coast ports of the United States.

The San Francisco General Strike, along with the 1934 Toledo Auto-Lite Strike led by the American Workers Party and the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934 led by the Communist League of America, were important catalysts for the rise of industrial unionism in the 1930s, much of which was organized through the Congress of Industrial Organizations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1934_West_Coast_waterfront_strike

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Sherman A1 Jul 2013 OP
life long demo Jul 2013 #1

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Fri Jul 5, 2013, 04:43 AM

1. Thanks for the information

Very interesting.

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