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(en) US, A Street Festival For The Working Class - Remembering 1934 When Minneapolis became a Union Town

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Date Sat, 17 Jul 2004 08:04:29 +0200 (CEST)

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"Bloody Friday" On Friday, July 20, 1934, at this street corner, 67
striking truckdrivers and their supporters were shot down by
Minneapolis police, acting on orders from the Citizens Alliance, an
anti-labor employers group which controlled city government.
Seventy years later we remember their sacrifice.
Saturday, July 24, 2 to 10PM - 3rd St N & 6th Ave N - MPLS - Free admission
2004 Event Schedule Music- THE Strike, Brother Ali featuring BK
One, Belles of Skin City, Heads and Bodies, Sicbay, Clay Moore
Trio, Paul Metsa, The Blisters, Kari Tauring

Speakers- Dave Riehle on the '34 Strike, Chris Nisan from the
CCPP ATU Local 1005, Gladys McKenzie from AFSCME Local
3800 "Voices" reading, MC4 anti Wal-Mart Campaign, Keiran
Knutson event introduction and FRAC member

"Three successive strikes by Minneapolis truck drivers in 1934
resulted in the defeat of the Citizen's Alliance, the dominant
employer organization that had broken nearly every major strike in
that city since 1916. The strikes also established the industrial
form of union organization through the medium of an American
Federation of Labor (AFL) craft union and set the stage for the
organization of over-the-road drivers throughout an eleven-state
area, transforming the Teamsters into a million-plus member
union. The strikes were notable for their almost unequaled advance
preparation, military tactics, and the degree to which they drew the
active participation of union, non-union, and unemployed workers
in Minneapolis alike into their struggle."

- North Star Anarchist Collective, Federation of Revolutionary
Anarchist Collectives (FRAC)

Link: http://www.1934strike.org

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