Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

May 16, 1934

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When employers refuse to recognize their union, members of the Minneapolis General Drivers and Helpers Union Local 574 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters go on strike, bringing trucking operations in the city to a halt. Despite a concerted and violent effort by employers, the police, and military, the strike ended successfully and was a turning point in Minneapolis labor history.

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2 thoughts on “May 16, 1934

  1. Bethany Delray on said:

    So good to remember and honour the sacrifices made for the working conditions we have today.

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