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1934 Minneapolis Teamster Strike (Source: marxist.org)

Erik Loomis at Lawyers, Guns and Money has been doing an excellent series of illustrated posts that chronicle some of the major events in American labor history (a total of 26 so far). This week the focus is on Minneapolis in 1934:

On May 16, 1934, a mere week after longshoremen in San Francisco walked off the job and roiled the west coast, truckers in Minneapolis went on strike in an action that would lead the way for the Teamsters to represent truckers across the nation and help lay the groundwork for the organization of industrial workers across the nation during the 1930s.

Mr Loomis has also written about the Haymarket Riot of 1886, the Triangle Fire of 1911, and the Bisbee Deportation of 1917. Each one is a history lesson in itself.

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