Sunday, February 12, 2012

Back by popular demand (Part I)

Yesterday's video of the Flint sit-down strike generated requests for more labor history.

So here you go. This is about the Great Minneapolis Truckers Strike of 1934, led by Teamsters Local 574. According to wikipedia,
The strike began on May 16, 1934. The strike was remarkably effective, shutting down most commercial transport in the city with the exception of certain farmers, who were allowed to bring their produce in to town, but delivering directly to grocers, rather than to the market area, which the union had shut down.
To be continued.